Some two hundred people gathered Monday night at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City. Their purpose? To pray that local area churches will not be evicted by the city as a result of a new policy.
As we’ve said before, in places like New York, where real estate is both scarce and expensive, churches often obtain permits to hold meetings in schools outside of school hours. Almost any private group can do this under New York City’s rules and regs. However, the city has instituted a new policy that specifically bars religious groups from meeting in school buildings. As a result, as many as 160 churches (last we heard) could be without a meeting place by this time next month.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.