The Supreme Court of the United States held that a state constitutional provision prohibiting the use of public funds by an individual for religious purposes did not violate the Free Exercise Clause.
Locke v. Davey, 124 S. Ct. 1307 (2004).
First Amendment Allows a State to Prohibit the Use of Public Funds for an Individual's Pursuit of a Theology Degree: Locke v. Davey,
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