Supreme Court declines to hear case on church repairs using tax money

Supreme Court declines to hear case on church repairs using tax money

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to step into a religious liberty dispute concerning whether taxpayer funds can be used for historic preservation at churches. The decision is a loss for the churches and leaves in place a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court that denied the use of state funds. The church argued that this violated its free exercise rights.

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 1 year

I actually agree with the court here. If the churches now want tax money to fix their buildings then churches need to loose their tax exceptions.

CoLpOeSnED 1 year

religious buildings already dont pay taxes and now they want a hand out for rennovations? why not just ask for more donations?

Hannibal 1 year

Further evidence that both that fanatic Ginsburg and RINO Roberts need to be replaced.

Bulk Smash!!!
Bulk Smash!!! 1 year

Wait a minute! Isn't whether or not the people of New Jersey spend state money on New Jersey religious building a matter for the state of New Jersey? Why is the federal government involved?

M.Twain 1 year

It's more about they don't pay taxes. If Churches want to dip their hand into the cookie jar they need to start paying their fair share. They already get a huge tax break and now want more, why don't they just use the tax savings.

DKO 1 year

People here are arguing that government funds shouldn't be used to preserve somebody else's buildings. But the historic preservation program already exists; they already help pay for other people's buildings reforms, if it's considered a historic building. The question is why are churches being excluded. You guys doing your victory lap, do you want the whole program to end, or just Churches to be excluded?

Sip N Speak
Sip N Speak 1 year

Pass the collection plate.

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