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02/07/2012 United States (WOC) – The New York State Senate Monday, by a vote of 52-7, passed Senate Bill S6087, which would allow religious organizations to use public schools. The New York State Assembly will take up the bill next.
Without legislative change, this coming Sunday will be the final day religious organizations can meet in the city’s public schools.
Manhattan Bible Church senior pastor Bill Devlin, who serves on the steering committee for Right to Worship, which represents church efforts to continue using schools for worship, is on Day 21 of his water-only fast. He hopes the bill will reach Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk for a signature before Feb. 19, which would allow congregations to continue meeting at schools without interruption.
Those opposing the bill claim it will unite the state with religious views and lead students to think their schools are affiliated with the churches.

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