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Senator seeks Mo. funding for religious schools

Thursday, February 16, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri state senator says religious groups should not be barred from receiving state funds to operate their schools.

Republican Scott Rupp, of St. Louis County, is sponsoring legislation to abolish language in the Missouri Constitution that prohibits public funding for religious groups to operate schools.

Rupp says the ban is outdated and discriminates against religious institutions. He says religious schools could help educate students in unaccredited districts if they got state funding. Schools in Kansas City, St. Louis and Riverview Gardens in St. Louis County are unaccredited.

A spokeswoman for the Anti-Defamation League says the measure could force Missouri to pay for schools run by groups with discriminatory ideologies, such as white supremacist groups.

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School funding is SJR47

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov


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'Separation of Church and State' comes to mind. If my tax dollars are funneled into a private school, then I would consider my dues paid and my kids could go there also. This doesn't pass the smell test.

-- Posted by demopublican on Wed, Feb 15, 2012, at 11:04 AM

Another attempt to abolish the Separation of Church and State. If the United States becomes a Theocracy, I'm moving.

-- Posted by redpen on Wed, Feb 15, 2012, at 12:38 PM


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