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-- more than forty pastors and congregants today were arrested in New York City for protesting.
State of the city address those protests over the city's decision to ban religious groups from meeting.
On New York City public school property.
New York City councilman from undercover -- was arrested last week for trespassing.
After he knelt in prayer during a protest outside the city's law office counseling -- -- says the city's ban is an assault on the freedom of religion.
And the freedom of speech New York -- announcement from under cobra joins us now here in our studios great to have you with us.
Thank -- -- -- what is going on Mayor Bloomberg banning religious groups churches.
For from from the public schools that you you used to meet.
It's -- and actually we're the only large school district in America the only city in America.
The only state in America -- where this is taking place if it baffles me.
That the mayor wants all of this house is a worship -- by February to twelve.
And has he not -- he explained why.
Is that he believes that students are gonna get confuse it did see people worship being.
And that's on how they gonna say wow this is not a school -- -- side.
Blood what's ironic about this and really the hypocrisy about all of this.
Is there right now the -- bed is ranked team from how social worship.
And there have been students who random front imagine -- this -- -- yes our our rending church property yes.
And the mayor is worried about them getting confused about that that's that's a copy of hypocrisy about this whole thing this is shocking.
It is it is shocking -- and this mayor also of course making headlines when he refused to permit prayer at the September 11.
What is going on with Mayor Bloomberg what do you think this is the pattern that I've been talking about we talking about an anti religious mayor.
Our -- -- -- -- get an older Lou I stopped listening to what people thought.
Don't follow up I'd probably club.
I think -- -- I think is far -- for the play the -- listening to what people say watch what they do in our see the pattern.
Of it on 9/11 I let that -- an eyelid did the organizations that in the end up particularly large enough protests.
As well because I couldn't believe how clergy and memorial service would deny.
And being there and this is in this borders on.
-- And the idea that being anti religious as the same thing as separation of church and state then it is -- misreading of this of this interpretation of both our constitution.
And American traditions and values culture history and heritage and the I think a lot of people get confused with the whole.
Can't simple separation stating church and state.
Which is actually not spell out in debt in the you know that's -- -- is that we're constantly shocked at the establishment -- -- Debt to go all right it is not to.
Establish a particular religion.
And we don't find out in this particular case because they're panels rain just like that all -- -- thousand nonprofit organization that ring until last year.
You know -- federal judge justice.
And -- note in Rhode Island ruling that a school high school had to take on a prior banner because.
Well that ended in with amen.
And it had been there for you for years and years while one student who was -- -- -- -- defended.
That student and that was it.
We've we've got to find reason and and common ground here.
They indeed dust that's what I love about America had do -- that we can think whatever we keep thinking -- what are we wanna save that's that's what freedom is all about that's what our soldiers are fighting for.
Overseas and you know essentially we we see a -- here that want to take those -- away from us.
You're a lot of do that.
Absolutely not I introduce a resolution in the City Council I don't ask in this.
Cap the speaker of the council to allow the -- to come forward to state level we have.
The senator goal living in the -- -- Nelson Castro will fighting introduce a bill to change the educational awful what to.
While -- good -- in what is true.
A good -- -- -- -- good to have you with us into some appreciate.