Can Maine Bar Christian Orgs from Getting State Funds? SCOTUS to Decide

SCOTUS to Rule on Maine Barring Faith from Education Funds



The state of Main has passed a law that bars any state funds be used by organizations of faith to produce a service for the state, such as running a tuition program for kids of need.  A Christian school had previously been given state subsidies to run a tuition program, but then was cut off from applying because they were a faith-based organization.

The Supreme Court will decide if the state can prevent faith groups from creating state services, which is essentially what happens when the state grants a non-government entity a grant, or a subsidy, or a no-interest loan that doesn’t have to be paid back if you meet the need the state wanted you to meet.


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