Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
A fascinating story in today’s New York Times about the battle raging in Britain over a government-funded Jewish school’s admission policies.
Long story short: a student rejected from the school because of Orthodox authorities’ definition of “who is a Jew” has sued, and the case, which could have far-reaching implications for a range of religious schools that rely on government money, has moved up to Britain’s top court.
How is this not an advertisement against using government money for parochial schools? Isn’t this confirmation of the claim by opponents that taking taxpayer money gives the government the right to interfere in purely religious matters?
I’m just wondering; tell me if I’m wrong.