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September 11, 2017

Can town use public funds to restore church windows?

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
Associated Press

BOSTON — Massachusetts' highest court is wrestling over whether allowing houses of worship to receive public funds for restoration inappropriately blurs the line between church and state.

An attorney for the group of residents who brought the case told the Supreme Judicial Court that the writers of a Massachusetts constitutional amendment clearly meant for active churches to be prohibited from receiving taxpayer dollars in an effort to keep government out of the business of religion.


 
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