The Supreme Court ruled Monday that religious institutions should be eligible to receive government funds for secular purposes.
The justices ruled 7-2 that Missouri stretched the constitutional separation of church and state too far when it denied a Lutheran church the right to compete for a state grant for playground resurfacing for which secular non-profit groups were eligible. The decision could affect 39 states that have constitutional provisions blocking public funds from going to religious organizations.
Below are some of the reactions on Twitter:
— AllianceDefends (@AllianceDefends) June 26, 2017
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 26, 2017
— Am Fed for Children (@SchoolChoiceNow) June 26, 2017
Today, the Supreme Court delivered a victory for the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom: https://t.co/FQalEI1tyD
— Center for Ed Reform (@edreform) June 26, 2017
— Jason Bedrick (@JasonBedrick) June 26, 2017
— Neal McCluskey (@NealMcCluskey) June 26, 2017
Good news today from the Supreme Court for religious freedom advocates https://t.co/sNsmwAF2vA
— Christianity Today (@CTmagazine) June 26, 2017
SCOTUS ruling safeguards constitutional protections in 39 states for public schools from voucher programs. https://t.co/q11dQXpGZ6
— Education Votes (@edvotes) June 26, 2017
— Americans United (@americansunited) June 26, 2017
— PFAW (@peoplefor) June 26, 2017