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Evangelical Group Banned From Tulsa Housing Projects




– “We can come in and play games and talk about moral things, but we can’t mention the name of God.”

A Christian evangelical group that works to improve the lives of underprivileged children says it has been prohibited from conducting Bible study classes in public housing projects in Tulsa, Okla., potentially violating a Supreme Court ruling that upheld religious groups’ right to the use of public institutions.

For more than 70 years, the Missouri-based Child Evangelism Fellowship has worked with underprivileged kids, not only to convert them to Christianity, but to improve their lives through education and after-school activities. In one program, fellowship missionaries visit prisons and sign up inmates’ children for Bible study programs in an effort to keep them from winding up in jail themselves.

And for more than two decades, the fellowship has hosted a religious-themed summer program in Tulsa’s tough housing projects, designed to keep children from falling victim to the temptations of drugs and crime.

But recently, the fellowship was told that it was in violation of a long-standing policy prohibiting religious instruction on public housing property, said Larry Koehn, who heads the organization’s chapter in the city.

“They said they have a policy now whereby we can’t come in and talk about God or Christ,” Koehn said. “We can come in and play games and talk about moral things, but we can’t mention the name of God.”

via Evangelical Group Banned From Tulsa Housing Projects, Chapter Leader Says – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com.

1 response to Evangelical Group Banned From Tulsa Housing Projects

  1. If we kick God out of our schools, courtrooms, legislatures, military, and now, out of our chileren’s playtime, we are rejecting His protection. We are inviting evil. We may sing “God Bless America” but our actions speak louder than words.

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