Supreme Court delivers win for religious rights in America


The following is an excerpt from a story in National Review.

Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a major victory for religious liberty and for people of faith as it eviscerated the insidious Blaine amendment for schools. In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a 5–4 majority of the Court pushed back on a shameful, 150-year legacy of discrimination against religious schools in an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. He was joined by Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh.

In 2018, the Montana Supreme Court held that legislation that gave residents up to a $150 tax credit for contributions to a scholarship program violated the state’s “Blaine amendment.” Blaine amendments are anti-religious state constitutional provisions enacted in many states during the 19th century and early 20th century to prevent the government from funding Catholic schools. They have also been used to block funding to Jewish and Mormon schools, and Christian-run schools for freed slaves. The only reason the Montana court struck down the scholarship program was that it gave parents the choice of applying it to religious schools.

As Roberts explained for the Court, that is clearly inconsistent with the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. (Continued…)

Read the rest of the story by clicking the link below:

https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/supreme-court-espinoza-decision-major-win-religious-freedom/

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3 thoughts on “Supreme Court delivers win for religious rights in America”

  1. It is a B A D ruling for private education,

    Sharyl, BECAUSE accepting tax dollars

    GIVES this Marxian destroyer of all things

    good and true — this Satan-/Marxism-

    lusting Washington Leviathan (( a/k/a

    the G_d-denying, baby-killing Democrat

    Party )) — CARTE BLANCHE to do to

    private schools what it has done to public

    ones: build cesspools of decadence—of

    mis-/under-educated students, steeped

    in this Hollywood-hatched popular culture

    of WHORES and LECHERS—not what Christian

    society had sought to create before libertine

    Leftism’s 1960s anti-Christian, any-thing-

    goes, disease-creating/-spreading sexual

    revolt against decency :

    Moral,

    Virtuous,

    Well-Educated,

    LADIES and GENTLEMEN

    -Rick

    1. P.S.

      My own private schooling, beginning
      in 1952, was demanding; and my first
      lesson in why private trumps pubic
      came while applying for college :

      The assistant dean interviewed me,
      and the first words out of my mouth
      was an apology for C and D grades,
      to which blurting he smiled broadly
      and replied :

      “Your C and D grades are equivalent
      to an A and B in public school.”

  2. It amazes me…. the people who say they went to college, whether public or private, and still they cannot form a coherent sentence let alone know to proofread what they’ve written before submitting their response because nobody cares about “trump’s pubic” !

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