Shutting Down a Church in Dallas

Posted on March 4, 2010 In Blog

The Dallas Housing Authority is asserting a view on church-state separation that even the most extreme church-state separationists don’t agree with.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the DHA has ordered an end to a church worship service in a public housing facility on the grounds that because the housing is publicly funded it can’t be a place where the residents exercise their religious freedom. A federal HUD spokesman has already indicated that this is an inaccurate reading of federal law.

We hope and urge that this misunderstanding of what the Constitution demands is corrected immediately.