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Supreme Court seems to lean toward church in Lutheran playground case

Thursday, April 20, 2017 14:24
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By Carol Zimmermann | Catholic News Service | twitter: @carolmaczim

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices seemed to side with the church in a separation of church and state case argued April 19 about a Missouri Lutheran preschool barred from receiving state funds for playground resurfacing using recycled tires because it is a church property.

In his first minutes before the court, David Cortman, arguing for the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, said: “The question is why would someone’s religious status matter in the first place to receiving a government benefit?”

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