As you read this the Bronx Household of Faith case has already appeared before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in its ongoing case to secure the right to meet in New York City’s schools on Sunday for worship. The case has been ongoing since 1995 when Alliance Defending Freedom first took up the case. The lead attorney, Jordan Lorence, recently wrote: “On Monday, we will be appearing before a panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which will be sitting in lower Manhattan. NYC school officials have appealed, arguing that the policy is constitutional, that the appeals court should dissolve the injunction and free them to boot out the churches. Alliance Defending Freedom will be arguing strongly that the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty requires NYC to allow the churches to stay. We ask for your prayers for God’s help and mercy as we go forward in this case.” The implications of this case for churches meeting in schools around the country is obvious. There is no existing precedent for refusing to let a church meet in a school. This would be the first if the court refuses access to the churches. Our prayers are needed. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.