Atheist Group Demands Chicago Stop Funding Church Renovations with Taxpayer Cash

The Supreme Court’s 2017 Trinity Lutheran decision allowed for churches to apply for taxpayer-funded grants as long as it was for a secular reason. But a church in Chicago is under fire after receiving more than $220,000 to advance its religious agenda.

According to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the First Church of Deliverance got the money from the city’s Adopt-a-Landmark program which gives money to historical buildings for things like maintenance, but the application itself made clear the goal was to advance the church’s religious outreach.

Read the full article at The Friendly Atheist blog