Bronx Household of Faith
Federal Appeals Court Reverses 2012 Decision Allowing Bronx Church To Hold Religious Services At Public School
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that a city ban on religious services in schools is constitutional. It’s the latest development in a two-decade legal battle involving the Bronx Household of Faith.
No ruling has been issued, but a federal appeals panel signaled Monday that it was leaning toward reversing a decision by a lower court that allowed for after-hours worship services in New York City public schools.
The Abundant Life Church will open at a new location on Sunday. The church was one of 60 that were recently forced out of city school buildings.
A Christian congregation with just 48 members and not even a storefront is hoping the Supreme Court will overturn a ruling that says holding its Sunday service in a Bronx public school is unconstitutional.