Says I.o.b.a. Sectarian Body, Must Not Use School Halls

That the Independent Order of Brith Abraham is “a purely sectarian organization,” and as such is not entitled to use public school halls for meetings, is the opinion expressed by Joseph Lewis, head of the Freethinkers of America, in a letter which he has just sent Superintendent William J. O’Shea, in which he protests against allowing a meeting of the order at the Washington Irving High School last Sunday, which was addressed by Lieutenant Governor Herber H. Lehman.

Mr. Lewis also sent a letter to Mr. Lehman, in which he requests the latter, as a high government official, to refuse in the future “to take part in any ceremonies under the auspices of a religious organization using public property in violation of the law.”

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