Supreme Court Issues Huge ‘Church and State’ Decision

United States Supreme Court

( – HAPPENING NOW: Today, in a major decision impacting the “separation between church and state” and religious freedom in American society and law, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision ruling that taxpayer funds can be used for religious education.

As CNBC notes in “Supreme Court OKs use of public money for religious education”:

“The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state programs providing money for public school tuition cannot exclude schools that offer religious instruction.

“The 6-3 decision relaxed longstanding restrictions on using taxpayer money to pay for religious education, further lowering the wall of separation between church and state.” [emphasis added]


“At issue was a state program in Maine that made taxpayer money available to families who live in remote areas without public high schools. Under the state law, they could use the money for their children’s tuition at public or private schools in other communities, but not for sectarian schools, defined as those that promote a particular faith or belief system and teach material “through the lens of this faith.”

The court’s ruling said the restriction amounted to a violation of religious freedom.” [emphasis added]


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