This article offers an account of a New York City lawsuit regarding religious groups use of school buildings for worship. In a nutshell, the argument against it is Sandra Day OConnors "endorsement" test; the argument for it is equal treatment and access. Note these statistics:
• On Fridays, the district issued 2,717 permits to groups ranging from the Girl Scouts to labor unions. Thirteen permits went to religious organizations: six Buddhist, six Christian and one Jewish.
• On Saturdays, 7,450 permits were issued. Forty-four of those went to 15 religious organizations: eight Christian, four Jewish, two Buddhist and one Jehovahs Witnesses. (The board requires some groups to get several permits for one meeting.)
• On Sundays, the board issued 2,168 permits. Fifty went to religious groups: 35 Christian, 11 Buddhist, three Hindu and one Muslim. In some cases, multiple groups use the same building.
The religious groups ought to win this at all levels, without any problem.