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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:26

Activists, Preschoolers Rally for Religious Freedom in Playground Case

Written by  Katie Yoder

Religious freedom is not something to toy with – even on the playground.

On Wednesday, an unusual crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as justices inside heard oral arguments on whether or not a religiously-affiliated preschool can receive government money to make its playground safer for kids.

In interviews with MRC Culture, conservative and religious speakers, rallying in support of the school, demanded the media “tell the truth” about the case.

The morning began with bubbles wafting in the air as children sang along to Disney music. Large gold balloons spelling “Fair Play” billowed in the breeze. One little girl next to a plastic slide carried a sign reading: “Make playtime safe again.”

Despite the festive atmosphere on the court’s steps, the reason for the gathering was no cause for cheer. Sponsored by Concerned Women for America, the rally claimed to serve two purposes: to protect kids and to preserve religious freedom. Both are being discussed in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer – a case deemed by rally speakers to be one of the most important the Supreme Court will decide this term.

As Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, announced from the podium, “everyone agrees” that “this is the largest, most seminal and most important religious freedom case” to be argued in the court’s current session.

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The Court needs to follow the letter of the law whatever personal feelings may be.
That the playground is open to All children is a plus.
Might I suggest, if the Court denies funding, is reaching out to all those movie rich stars for donations - they are pouring $$$ into Georgia - why not fund something really necessary?

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