Archive for January, 2012

Senator Golden Sponsors Legislation to Allow Use of Public Schools by Religious Institutions During Non-School Hours

Senator Golden Champions common-sense legislation. The following was posted on his website which can be linked at:

http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/golden-legislation-allowing-use-schools-worship-services-passes-senate-education-commi

I would like to let you know that legislation I sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee.As the freedom of religion is a basic principle of this great nation, it is only then sensible that religious institutions, holding services open to the public, be allowed to do so in public school buildings.  Organizations based on faith deserve the same rights as all other groups, and because of their beliefs, should not be held to a different standard.  These misguided polices that have been put into place do nothing more than detract from the right to worship. 

This legislation will give religious institutions the right to worship without interfering with the separation of church and state.  These groups will now have the right to meet when school is not in session, and gives a home back to many religious groups whom were kicked out of facilities that they have used for over a decade.

S6087A was introduced in response to the New York City Department of Education banning religious groups for holding worship services inside school buildings.

   
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Brooklyn Conservatives Choose Storobin a Conservative Republican for 27th Senate Race

David StorobinJanuary 12, 2012 – The Executive Committee of the Kings County Conservative Party met and voted to nominate and authorize David Storobin as it’s candidate for the 27th New York State Senate seat. A special election has been scheduled for March 20, 2012. The Committee chose Starobin, whose conservative principles and platform, and work in the community make him an excellent choice to serve a diverse community. Storobin will face off against liberal Democrat Lew Fidler on March 20th.

Storobin gratefully accepted the Conservative line. He is also the candidate of the Republican Party.

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