SCOTUS Strikes Blow for Religious Liberty

Excellent.

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Montana program that excluded religious schools from a student aid initiative violates religious freedoms protected under the U.S. Constitution.

The 5-4 majority decision, which fell along ideological lines, said that by making state-backed private school scholarships off-limits to parochial schools, the program ran afoul of First Amendment protections for the free exercise of religion, which prohibits the government from treating religious and secular groups differently.

“A state need not subsidize private education,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority. “But once a state decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.”

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In a concurring opinion, Thomas argued that the court’s current treatment of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which functions as a sort of counterweight to the free exercise clause, unduly interferes with states’ ability to support religious activities.

“So long as this hostility remains, fostered by our distorted understanding of the Establishment Clause, free exercise rights will continue to suffer,” Thomas, joined by Gorsuch, wrote.

33 Responses to SCOTUS Strikes Blow for Religious Liberty

  1. Jason says:

    Glad to see the free thinkers have removed that glaring double standard pushed out by the Left.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    Greatest ruling in the entire history of the court.

     

  3. Mar says:

    I wouldn’t go that far, Kevin.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    Mar,

    Can you name 1 better?

    I’m having trouble coming up with a greater ruling on expansion of 1st Amendment.

  5. Mar says:

    Brown vs Board of Education for 1

  6. Le Roi du Nord says:

    U.S. v Nixon should be on everyone’s mind in 2020.

  7. Jason says:

    >U.S. v Nixon should be on everyone’s mind in 2020.

    Absolutely correct Leroy.  We wouldn’t want the Harris-Biden administration to repeat that debacle.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    Mar,

    Arguable, but it is possible.

    Still holding firm that breaking the public school religious monopoly is more important.

  9. Jason says:

    Kevin is playing the long game. Kids outside of early childhood liberal indoctrination will be better thinkers.

  10. Le Roi du Nord says:

    “better thinkers”? If you mean the world view according to k, you mean “smaller thinkers”. Fixed for you.

  11. jjf says:

    Are you suffering from early childhood liberal indoctrination, Jason?  Be specific. 

  12. Jason says:

    >If you mean the world view according to k, you mean “smaller thinkers”. Fixed for you

    The only thing you could fix for me is a cup of coffee, Leroy.

  13. Le Roi du Nord says:

    No j, I wouldn’t. I chose a clientele with higher standards and IQ.

  14. Jason says:

    >No j, I wouldn’t. I chose a clientele with higher standards and IQ.

    For all that, you still come back here day after day.  You’re lying and you don’t even understand it hickboy.

  15. jjf says:

    Hick boy!  A new zinger!  Contradicts the Way of the West, but whatevs!

  16. Le Roi du Nord says:

    j:

    You aren’t clientele, Don’t flatter yourself. You are a minor annoyance, easily disproved and ignored .

  17. Mar says:

    “You are a minor annoyance, easily disproved and ignored .”
    I think you were talking about yourself.
    Always wrong.
    Always lying
    But not ignored because we call you out on your lying.

  18. Le Roi du Nord says:

    Wrong again, mar.

    Take note; the “ j: “ indicates it was addressed to j. Someone as highly educated as you claim to be would know that.

  19. Mar says:

    And again, Le Roi has nothing to add.

  20. Jason says:

    >and  ignored

     

    And yet you reply day after day.  Did you get some heat stroke yesterday leaning against your neighbors shovel — supervising?

  21. Le Roi du Nord says:

    No mar, you are wrong again. I tried to teach you something pertaining to you inability to comprehend the written word, but you decline the opportunity to get smarter. That’s all on you.

  22. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    nord,

    I get sense you are foaming over this SCOTUS ruling.

    Good. About time anti-Christian bigots, such as yourself, get put in check for your hate of everything good and right.

  23. Le Roi du Nord says:

    No foaming going on here. You made that all up. How unchristian of you. But then you idolize a chronic braggart and liar, so no one is surprised.

  24. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    Nord,

    You took to criticizing me rather than the decison…that means you are “foaming”…classic.

  25. penquin says:

    You took to criticizing me rather than the decison…that means you are “foaming”

    Does that apply to everyone who chooses to talk about people in the thread rather than the issue being presented? Or is that a rule that you are somehow personally exempt from?

    Asking for a friend…

  26. Le Roi du Nord says:

    k:

    That was constructive criticism, trying to get you on the path of righteousness, and away from making up lies about folks that disagree with you. You criticize others all the time, most times without merit.

  27. Mar says:

    Gee, Le Roi, more vile hate from a person who says they don’t hate.
    Typical liberal.

  28. Le Roi du Nord says:

    mar:

    Point out where I said I hated anybody. You are the one that brought it up. Amazing display of cog dis.

  29. Randall Flagg says:

    Le Roi:

    A lot of strange things have happened in 2020.  But I don’t think even 2020 is strange enough for Mar to actually provide proof.

  30. Mar says:

    Well, there is now 1 less liberal on the bench now, so it will be easier to pas these kind of bills.
    The leftys just crapped in their pants now that Saint Ruth is now no more.

  31. Le Roi du Nord says:

    Hmmm, the SC is passing bills now?

  32. Jason says:

    >Hmmm, the SC is passing bills now?

    He didn’t say that dummy.

  33. Le Roi du Nord says:

    j:

    Explain how the SC has any role in “passing” a bill. Thanks

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