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Christians frustrated as Toronto delays ruling over ban on Jesus' name in public square

A Christian organization banned from Yonge-Dundas Square because of alleged proselytizing has been left in limbo until February following its Thursday appeal to the square's management board.

Voices of the Nations asked the board to repeal events manager Natalie Belman's October decision to deny the Christian group a permit to use the square for its sixth consecutive summer music festival.

Belman had contended that Christian songs sung during the event violated the board's policy against proselytizing in the square. "If you're praising Jesus, 'praise the Lord,' and 'there's no God like Jehovah,' that type of thing, that's proselytizing," she said in a recorded conversation with VOTN's Leye Oyelami.

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