Supreme Court Rules for Missouri Church in ‘Playground’ Case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for a Missouri church that claimed religious discrimination after it was refused state funds to improve its playground. The state wrongly denied the church “an otherwise available public benefit on account of its religious status,“ Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “This Court has repeatedly confirmed that denying a generally available benefit solely on account of religious identity imposes a penalty on the free exercise of religion,“ he continued. Read more…