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NYC and Bronx Household of Faith Back In Court Tuesday

By Jordan Lorence posted on:
October 17, 2017

As churches across NYC celebrated their final worship services in the public schools last Sunday, efforts continue to get them back in. Behind the scenes negotiations continue to get a bill repealing the NYC ban on private worship services moving in the New York Assembly. The New York Senate overwhelmingly approved the bill last week.

I will be back in the federal district court on Tuesday morning in Manhattan, asking Chief Judge Loretta Preska for a new injunction to allow the churches to remain in the schools. We are arguing that the NYC policy violates the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Any of you in the NYC area are welcomed to come to the federal court and watch. The federal court is located at 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan, near City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge. The hearing will be in Courtroom 12A at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 14. Please pray that the churches will be able to return to the schools and meet without censorship, like other community groups can.


Jordan Lorence

Jordan Lorence

Senior Counsel, Director of Strategic Engagement

Jordan Lorence serves as senior counsel and director of strategic engagement with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he plays a key role with the Strategic Relations and Training Team.


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