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The Supreme Court Considers Whether Churches Should Get Taxpayer Dollars

posted on April 19, 2017

The Atlantic’s Emma Green writes on the Trinity Lutheran Church case, which the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on today. At issue is whether the state of Missouri can exclude religious institutions from an otherwise secular aid program. The case occurred after a church in Columbia, Missouri, was denied a state grant to resurface its preschool’s playground. Green writes, “On its surface,Trinity Lutheran seems like it’s just about keeping kids’ knees from getting scraped. But it raises a highly contested question: What does the law say about when and how the government can fund religious institutions?”

Read at The Atlantic