Supremes back church in crucial case

Posted June 27, 2017 8:54 pm by Emily Rolwes

Supremes back church in crucial case

In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court ruled that a church-owned playground can be eligible for a public benefit program.Chief Justice John Roberts, delivering the opinion of the Court, wrote that “the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran,” the church at the center of the case, “from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand.”

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