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Kavanaugh slams ‘pure discrimination’
against churches as court declines to
hear religious liberty case

Fox News, by Carolyn Salazar

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Posted By:Harlowe, 3/4/2019 3:04:46 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case about whether churches or other religious institutions in New Jersey are entitled to public funds for historic preservation. The ruling involved a four-year-long battle in Morris County over whether county money should be used to repair historic churches. The New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled last year that the county could not continue to give historic preservation grants to 12 churches. (Snip) The Supreme Court’s ruling was unanimous but three justices said the issue should soon be addressed.

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that at some point the court will need to make a decision on distribution of historic preservation funds to repair historic churches and justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch are in agreement with his opinion.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/4/2019 3:39:37 PM     (No. 11923232)

What´s wrong with now?

Why didn´t they take the case if it needs to be addressed?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 3/4/2019 3:42:58 PM     (No. 11923237)

Governments should not be sending our money to privately owned institutions for historic preservation or anything else.
My house is 80 years old. When it was built is was owned by a rich guy, though it had no utilities and heat was a basement coal furnace. Its pretty. Pay me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 3/4/2019 4:03:55 PM     (No. 11923259)

This is an issue that impacts no one outside of the citizens and taxpayers of Morris County and they should decide. The state and federal supreme courts should butt out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: anonymous, 3/4/2019 4:11:46 PM     (No. 11923275)

It´s important to preserve history, including churches. I see history as the background to our lives. It shouldn´t offend anybody if taxes are used to maintain a historic church if it´s for the purpose of display and education.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Moritz55, 3/4/2019 5:28:15 PM     (No. 11923340)

As a pastor (now retired), I would have read my Council the riot act if they ever even considered accepting government funds. I’ve already seen the restrictions that get slapped on religious social service agencies. That must never happen to congregations.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/4/2019 8:20:44 PM     (No. 11923522)

#3 is correct.
And, #5, amen!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy, 3/5/2019 11:53:23 AM     (No. 11924132)

Roberts has gone to the dark side.

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