Monday, June 26, 2017

Hartzler: Supreme Court has ruled for our religious liberties

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler)

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced their ruling in favor of Trinity Lutheran’s preschool in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer:

"I am pleased the High Court has ruled on the side of our constitutionally protected religious liberties in today’s Trinity Lutheran case," said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who represents the district where the learning center resides. "A ruling against this preschool would have had far-reaching consequences for Americans. When one freedom is threatened, they are all in jeopardy.

"This case was about whether Trinity Lutheran, like all other schools in the state, could competitively apply for and receive grant funding to provide recycled tires that are used to improve playground safety for Missouri’s children,” added Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who led an amicus brief in the House supporting Trinity Lutheran Church Child Learning Center. “Religious discrimination has no place in America, and I'm glad to see the U.S. Supreme Court agreed, reinforcing our First Amendment freedoms.”


Harvey Hutchinson said...

Wonderful! The Court is finally starting to rule in favor of people of faith; glad our State was good test case for this concept. Freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

So, you support giving tax payer money to organizations that are tax exempt? Can Atheists object to this as the Christians objected to their money going to abortions?

Harvey Hutchinson said...

The Church based school was performing a legitimate educational function; freeing yo State revenues.
In south Louisiana where I am a native of parochial schools take up over half the education responsibilities.
If not for them the public school districts would be in crisis. BTW, these are traditional African American in some cases, coeducational, and boys and girls schools in various cases all with huge traditions of their own athletics , acedemics, and other areas of leadership training.
Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-662 voice&text