Wednesday, February 25, 2004

It looks like the Supreme Court has decided, in a 7-2 decision, that states may deny students a scholarship if they are studying theology. I'm not sure what to think of this...At first it seemed okay, but a lot of private universities are religious and require studying theology to graduate, and many students receive scholarships and loans. It's just a bit grey.

``Training someone to lead a congregation is an essentially religious endeavor,'' Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote for the court in Washington. ``That a state would deal differently with religious education for the ministry than with education for other callings'' is not evidence of ``hostility toward religion,'' he said.

Story here.

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