Lemme guess who the two were….
Supreme Court….goverment subsidizing religion…..
The Supreme Court, in a new rendering on separation of church and state, voted Wednesday to let states withhold scholarships from students studying theology.
The courtâ€™s 7-2 ruling held that the state of Washington was within its rights to deny a taxpayer-funded scholarship to a college student who was studying to be a minister. That holding applies even when money is available to students studying anything else.
â€œTraining someone to lead a congregation is an essentially religious endeavor,â€ Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote for the court majority. â€œIndeed, majoring in devotional theology is akin to a religious calling as well as an academic pursuit.â€
Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented.
â€œLet there be no doubt: This case is about discrimination against a religious minority,â€ Scalia wrote for the two.
â€œIn an era when the court is so quick to come to the aid of other disfavored groups, its indifference in this case, which involves a form of discrimination to which the Constitution actually speaks, is exceptional.â€
When exactly did Christians become a “religious minority” and a “disfavored group” in the United States? I must have missed class that day.