Churchstate Dispute In New York City

02.14.12 | Bob Price

A church/state controversy that has left dozens of churches homeless on the streets of america's largest city. 
The mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg is defending the Big Apples' ban on worship services in public schools.  It took effect Sunday.   Some 60 congregations now have no place to hold church. 
Church advocates filed an emergency "11th-hour" injunction this morning to overturn the ban.  
These places of worship paid rent for the right to hold services during non-school hours, but were still over-ruled by a federal appeals court, which stated holding church in school violates the First Amendment. 
New York lawmakers are working to craft legislation that would allow the churches the right to congregate in public schools.