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5 Reactions: Supreme Court Says Churches Can Participate in Gov't Aid Programs

5 Reactions: Supreme Court Says Churches Can Participate in Gov't Aid Programs

5. The Catholic Association

Children play on the playground at the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center in Columbia, Missouri. | (PHOTO: ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM)

The Catholic Association heralded the decision, stating that they see it as a victory against the longstanding history of Blaine Amendments, which are considered to be anti-Catholic.

Ashley McGuire, senior fellow at The Catholic Association, said in a statement posted Tuesday morning that the decision "rings the death knell for anti-Catholic Blaine Amendments."

"For over a century, Blaine Amendments have enshrined into law discrimination against faith-based charities and schools that form an essential part of American society. In this case, a state Blaine Amendment was used to justify blacklisting a Christian elementary school from a playground safety program solely on religious grounds," said McGuire.

"Blaine Amendments are anti-Catholic in their origin, and getting rid of them is more than a century overdue. Today's decision demands a more fair and inclusive approach to government programs meant to serve all people."

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