February 9, 2012

Religion-Neutral Is Better than Religion-Hostile

Ed Stetzer, Baptist Press

A few weeks ago, I spoke to a church in New York City that is now vulnerable to eviction from the school building where they meet because they spoke of the wrong things -- religious things. As such, their speech is soon likely to be banned from NYC public school buildings that sit empty and unused on the weekend.

According to city officials, worship in a public facility -- when the schools are not even in session -- is too much mixing of church and state, so they've ordered dozens of churches evicted by Sunday, February 12.

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