Bloomberg Defends Schools' Ban on Church Services

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 03:54 PM

City Room is reporting that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg strongly defended his administration’s decision to ban churches from holding services in public schools.

Sunday was the last day that several dozen churches were allowed to hold worship services there, after federal courts allowed the city to eject them.

“I’ve always thought that one of the great things about America is that we keep a separation” between church and state, the mayor said at a press conference on Monday, "and the more clear that separation is, the more those people who want to be able to practice their religion will have the opportunity to do so.”


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