Monday, June 26, 2017
Hartzler: Supreme Court has ruled for our religious liberties
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.”