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New York City, N.Y., Mar 30, 2015 / 04:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Churches using New York City public school facilities for worship services are in limbo after the Supreme Court declined to review their case against a city prohibition on their doing so.

“Any community group can meet in New York City’s school buildings during non-school hours for any purpose – except for religious groups meeting to worship God,” Jordan Lorence, senior counsel with the legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, stated in reaction to the decision. ADF had petitioned the Supreme Court to review the case.

Lorence called the city’s law “nothing more than religious segregation – the kind of segregation the mayor has said he opposes.”

The law in question is a 20 year-old regulation of the New York City Board of Education that prohibits public school facilities from use for “religious worship services or as a…

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