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Published:April 13th, 2008 08:53 EST
Pittsford Community Library Reconsiders

Pittsford Community Library Reconsiders

By SOP newswire

PITTSFORD, NY-- On the same day that the Foundation for Moral Law sent a demand letter to the Pittsford Community Library in Pittsford, NY, regarding the Library's religious discrimination against a Christian ballet studio, the Amanda Rose Belmont Dance for Joy Studio and Yahweh Ballet, the Library has agreed to display the poster advertising the studio's May 17, 2008 ballet performance.

The Foundation's President, Judge Roy Moore, responded:

"We are happy the Pittsford Community Library has come to its senses after being advised of the law regarding religious liberties. Our attorneys at the Foundation for Moral worked hard on this case to defend freedom and faith in the public square."

Last month, Library Director Marjorie Shelly denied the Dance for Joy Studio access to the Library's Bulletin Board because the dance studio and school was "religious"; but in a response letter from Pittsford Library Board President Debra Martin, the Foundation has been assured that, as of Thursday evening, Ms. Shelly has "posted the copy of the flyer." Ms. Martin also told the Foundation that the Library's policy for displaying flyers will be evaluated "to make sure the policy is appropriate and to eliminate any future issues."

The Foundation for Moral Law is pleased with the Library's rapid response and decision, although it will be monitoring the situation to make sure Christian organizations like Dance for Joy Studio are permitted equal access to the public facilities at the Pittsford Library in the future.

The Foundation for Moral Law is a non-profit, religious- liberties organization located in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to restoring the knowledge of God in law and government through litigation and education relating to moral issues and religious liberty.

See Pittsford Community Library bars ballet poster 

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