A New York City judge has been censured for coercing her employees to participate in religious activities. Judge Mary Brigantti-Hughes had received permission to host a voluntary Bible study and prayer group during lunch hour, but an official investigation revealed that her activities didn’t end with lunch.
New York state law mandates that public school students receive sex education and instruction about HIV/AIDS. But some students in New York City can’t get that vital information in their classrooms and have to go elsewhere for it.
Why is this so? It turns out that in the Big Apple, some public schools are operating in buildings owned by the Catholic Church. And the church hierarchy won’t allow this instruction on site. Read more
There’s been a new development in the situation over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.”
Yesterday, New York Gov. David Paterson came up with an idea that he felt would be a compromise in the recent uproar over the building of an Islamic community center in lower Manhattan. Read more