While the city tries to exorcise the influence of religion from the public school system by evicting churches that rent school space for worship services, it’s sending thousands of children to spaces rented from parochial institutions, where students often walk past crosses and other religious images to get to their secular classrooms.You can read the rest at the link. Wouldn't it have been great if when the city decided to ban renting to churches, the churches would have banded together in protest to stop renting their space to city schools? Two can play that game.
Landlords — including Thessalonia Baptist Church in the Bronx, Mission of the Immaculate Virgin on Staten Island and Yeshiva of Central Queens — rent to some 50 public schools to relieve overcrowding.
Many facilities no longer serve a religious function; Catholic schools, especially, have been closing at a rapid rate in recent years. But others still actively serve the communities they were built for.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Posted by Rick Moore on 5/24/2012