Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court just issued their opinion on Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the most important religious liberty case of the term. In a 7 to 2 decision, the Court declared unconstitutional the state of Missouri’s discrimination of a learning center because of their religious beliefs.
Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), had this to say:
“Today is a great day for religious liberty. Everyone wins. As we said at Concerned Women for America’s rally in the front of the Supreme Court on the day of oral arguments, every mom knows that a scraped knee hurts the same at whatever school your child attends – religious or not.
“The Supreme Court has always made clear that the First Amendment in no way requires the state’s hostility towards religion, and, in this case, Missouri’s own attorney admitted they were being overly cautious by discriminating against this school. They admitted they would not violate the constitution by giving the money to them.
“Religious institutions, like schools, hospitals, and shelters, should be encouraged in their benevolent work. Our society has benefited from their selfless commitment to help communities since our country’s founding, and the insistence of some in our society that we push them out of the public square because their love of neighbor comes from their love of God is ridiculous.
“The hundreds of thousands of members of Concerned Women for America applaud the justices, and we hope and pray this opinion signifies the beginning of a trend towards a loosening of the constraints on liberty they’ve unwisely (and unconstitutionally) imposed on us for decades.”
For an interview with Penny Nance contact Annabelle Rutledge at [email protected] or 916-792-3973.