Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Says New Jersey Law Barring Religious Buildings From Historic Preservation Funds Is ‘Religious Discrimination’

A case concerning whether the government can lawfully bar religious buildings from receiving historic preservation funds was declined for review by the Supreme Court on Monday.

The case rose from a decision made last year by the New Jersey Supreme Court that ruled a grant program unlawfully used state funds to make repairs to churches.

CNBC writes that the decision will stand since the Supreme Court will not review the case.

Petitioners against the law that now prohibits preservation funds from being distributed to religious buildings argued that the exclusions are unconstitutional discrimination against religion and violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

The new Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in this weekend, appointed to the court by President Donald Trump, and made a statement, in which he suggested that the issue will not remain closed.

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Source: Christian Headlines