The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state of Missouri cannot deny public funds to a church simply because it is a religious organization.


Seven justices affirmed the judgment in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, albeit with some disagreement about the reasoning behind it. The major church-state case could potentially expand the legal understanding of the free-exercise clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It is also the first time the Supreme Court has ruled that governments must provide money directly to a house of worship, which could have implications for future policy fights—including funding for private, religious charter schools.  

Read more:  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/trinity-lutheran/531399/