Jay and Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) give a five-minute synopsis of the major US Supreme Court decision released today. The lawsuit originated with parents in Maine who sought to fund their children’s educations to private religious schools using the state’s school voucher funds. Maine blocked them from using the state’s funds for religious grade schools, but the US Supreme Court has ruled that Maine’s actions violated the parents’ constitutional rights. Specifically, the state violated the “Free Exercise” clause which defends the free exercise of their religion, meaning the use of the state’s school voucher funds should be neutral, not a barrier, burden, or penalty towards the religious beliefs of participants.
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. Psalm 5:11