More Religious Liberty Victories Needed to Restore Fidelity to Original Purpose of 1st Amendment

//More Religious Liberty Victories Needed to Restore Fidelity to Original Purpose of 1st Amendment

More Religious Liberty Victories Needed to Restore Fidelity to Original Purpose of 1st Amendment

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com:

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer today.

At issue is whether the state has a right to deny public funds to a religious entity when the disbursement is for a secular purpose. In other words, is it constitutional to treat a church in a manner that is different from a non-sectarian institution?

The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that “the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand.” It did not mince words: “This Court has repeatedly confirmed that denying a generally available benefit solely on account of religious identity imposes a penalty on the free exercise of religion.” READ MORE HERE


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By | 2017-06-27T15:51:47+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Comments Off on More Religious Liberty Victories Needed to Restore Fidelity to Original Purpose of 1st Amendment