Who’da Thunk It!

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 in Church, Culture

Current New York City mayor Bill De Blasio has received his share of scorn from those on the right, evangelical and/or otherwise. And much of it has been brought on by his often radical views.

However, we must give kudos when deserved. I was out of the loop last week at Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville and missed this initially. Last week Mayor De Blasio said that he would work with faith-based organizations (churches!) that use public places (schools!) as places of worship. Previous to this the courts had upheld a ruling that the city had the right to ban such meeting in public places. De Blasio’s decision means that the city is permitted but not required to enforce the ban. Or… the city is permitted, though not required, to allow churches to meet in their schools.

Needless to say, this is significant given the number of churches who start in schools. De Blasio’s decision was based on common sense – if one sector of the public is granted use, then any public sector, religious or otherwise, should be granted the same use. In other words, what’s fair is fair!

Kudos, Mayor De Blasio! You can read more here.


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