Keep churches out of city schools
Feb 14, 2012 | 5728 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

The presence of religious services or religious activities of any kind in taxpayer-supported public schools violates the separation of church and state. I strongly disagree with the efforts by the City Council and the State Legislature to circumvent the recent 2nd Circuit Court's decision that bans religious services in city public schools.

I object to any encroachment of churches into public schools whether it is paid for or not. We must stop subsidizing churches, which are already tax-exempt, and whose rental fees do not cover the total cost to the taxpayer.

The court also ruled that school availability discriminates in favor of Christianity (Sunday services). These congregations have alternatives in other churches, there is availability before/after their services or on other days of the week.


Kenneth Bronstein

President, NYC Atheists
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