New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz has issued the following statement in response to today’s New York State Senate vote in favor of allowing worship services in public schools when schools are not in session:
“Today the New York State Senate voted 55 to 7 in favor of legislation to permit public schools to allow worship services in schools when school is not in session.
Por votacion de 55 votos a favor y 7 en contra el Senado de NewYork acaba de aprobar la Ley Numero S6087-A, introducida por el Senador Republicano Martin Golden y que autoriza a las Iglesias a continuar rentando los auditorios de las escuela publicas para conducir servicios religiosos.
The government is cutting social services for the poor, to the elderly they are reducing their meals and closing their senior centers, they are cutting our children’s education and turning their backs on the needy… all of this to balance the state’s budget.
My dear reader, you should know that all these aberrations are happening to the poor in our communities and the governor continues to cut their services. At the same time there are certain institutions that receive billions of dollars at the expense of the suffering poor.
A los pobres el gobierno les corta los servicios, a los ancianos le cortan las comidas y les cierran los centros de recreación diaria, a los niños le cortan la educación y al necesitado le dan la espalda…todo esto a nombre de balancear el presupuesto del Estado.
Usted amado Lector, debe saber, que mientras todas estas aberraciones le suceden a los pobres en nuestras comunidades y el gobernador le corta los servicios, como dije anteriormente, hay personas recibiendo millones de dolares a costa del sufrimiento de los pobres.
New York State Senator Reverend Diaz Reacts to Bronx Shooting
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement in response to news reports of a 10-year old girl who was grazed by a bullet yesterday in the Bronx on her way home from school:
“My prayers and thoughts go out to the 10-year old girl who was shot Wednesday afternoon on her way home from school. I thank the Lord that she is expected to be fine, and hope that she will be able to put this trauma behind her fairly quickly, resume her life as a child, not fear her walk to and from school, and not fear growing up in her neighborhood.
Assemblyman Denny Farrell shows no respect for Bronx residents, for Bronx elected officials, and especially no respect for the Bronx’s growing Hispanic population.
“You must understand, for the last 40 years, whatever district Charlie Rangel wants, we give it to him. I say, ‘Charlie, we can’t draw anything else in the state till we draw you.’ That’s always been our position — we do you and then everything. He’s the dean. He’s the No. 1.”
Nuestro Boycot contra el Diario La Prensa ha dado resultados y se le ha caido la casa encima al llamado campeón de los hispanos, El periodico se ha ido cuesta abajo y ahora han tenido que venderlo a otra compañia.
Si mis queridos lectores, hace un tiempo comenzamos un Boycot contra El Diario La Prensa por la forma tan despota y despectiva que escribian en contra de nosotros los cristianos y de todo lo que fuese relacionado con la Iglesia de Jesucristo.
The struggle for the right of churches to continue worshipping God while renting space in public schools moves head on. The Education Committee of the New York State Senate, just approved a piece of legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden, that gives the churches the right to be able to hold services of worship in public schools.
La Lucha por el derecho de las Iglesias de poder celebrar cultos de adoración a Dios continua. El Comité de Educación del Senado en New York, acaba de dar su aprobación a una pieza de ley que autoriza, el derecho a las Iglesias a poder celebrar cultos a Dios en las Escuelas Públicas.
Créalo o no, mi querido lector La Federación Hispana dijo que el Gobernador Andrew Cuomo ha balanceado el presupuesto del Estado, "sobre las espaldas de las mujeres pobres, especialmente las mujeres de color”.
Hundreds of Bronx residents are expected to attend tonight’s 2nd Anti-Crime Forum in the Parkchester area of the Bronx.
This anti-crime forum, which has been coordinated and sponsored by State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz and Mr. Luis Sepulveda, Esq., a community leader, will take place tonight, Thursday, January 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Raymond’s Catholic Church located at 1700 Purdy Street between Metropolitan Avenue and East Tremont Avenue in Bronx County.
No newspaper, nor any media source with the exception of the New York Post newspaper, published the defeat suffered by the administration of President Barack Obama at the hands of the Supreme Court.
You my dear reader, should know that the Supreme Court voted unanimously; with nine (9) votes in favor and zero (0) against, that the federal Government cannot impose on any religious group or on any church who they choose as its Pastor.
On January 16, 2012, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on today. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.
For your information, this is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Martin Golden and so far cosponsored by me and six other senators. If passed and signed into law by Governor Cuomo, this bill will allow all churches to use school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when school is not in session in New York State. We are working very hard to get more senators to sign onto this bill.