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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Congregation in Missouri Church-State Case

posted on June 26, 2017

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, “The Supreme Court has ruled in a Missouri case that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money to pay for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs.” The case began after Missouri denied Trinity Lutheran Church’s application for a grant to resurface its playground, citing an amendment that prevents public funds from being used to aid religious institutions. “In April, Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, announced he would allow religious institutions to apply for the same kind of state grants that were denied Trinity, and which formed the basis of the church’s case against the state.”

Read at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch