(CNSNews.com) – A federal judge in Manhattan issued a temporary restraining order Thursday allowing the Bronx Household of Faith and 59 other New York City churches to continue meeting for weekend worship services in New York City public schools.
The city had evicted the churches on Feb. 12.
“This court order is a fantastic victory and will calm the 60 plus congregations that were frantically searching for space,” New York City Council Member Fernando Cabrera said. “I commend the U.S. District Court for ruling justly.”
Cabrera has led a growing movement of New York City churchgoers who have been protesting the city’s eviction plans since Dec. 5 of last year, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York case and the city re-imposed its policy barring worship services from public school buildings. Click here to continue reading.