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Use of Church Facilities as Private Schools to Avoid Desegregation
1970 General Resolution
WHEREAS, private schools are springing up in many parts of the country under church sponsorship with the aim of avoiding desegregation of public schools, thus subverting the Supreme Court order for immediate desegregation; and
WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Association has repeatedly affirmed its stand for school integration and as recently as April, 1970, the Board of Trustees of the UUA expressed dismay at the continued resistance to school integration and has stood for use of public funds for public schools; and
WHEREAS, the new church-sponsored private schools are, in many cases, seeking state and federal aid;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Ninth General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association deplores the development of segregated private church-related schools, and petitions the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and Office of Education to deny any federal funds to such schools, and further urges the Internal Revenue Service to deny granting income tax deductions for contributions to such schools.