South Carolina Bishops Fight for Catholic Education

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From Catholic Vote:

A South Carolina bishop joined with independent schools in early August to sue the state for its Blaine Amendment, which excludes private Catholic schools from education funding. Weeks later, the Catholic Georgetown University Law School has weighed in, against Catholic schools and in favor of the Blaine Amendment.

As CatholicVote reported, the Catholic federal lawsuit known as Bishop vs. Adams gained the attention of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, which published a column explaining how Blaine Amendments such as South Carolina’s are part of a longstanding legacy of bigotry dating back to the 1800’s…

While some Blaine Amendments are now repealed and gone, more than two-thirds retain them, WSJ reported. Last year, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue set a new precedent that analysts believe could spell the undoing of Blaine. “In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that Montana’s amendment violated the free exercise clause of the Constitution by excluding religiously-affiliated schools from an otherwise neutral tax credit scholarship program.”

Some commentators have noted the apparent contradiction of the NAACP, a legal organization founded to defend black Americans, siding with the Blaine Amendment in this case.

It shouldn’t be surprising that the NAACP is in favor of Blaine Amendments. Black folks are historically detached from the Catholic Church, even after 70 years of multi-culti pandering. The NAACP specifically supports the government schools’ education monopoly and their parasitic relationship with Black people. White people, in contrast, lean towards private and religious education, and in the racialized political environment, anything good for White people, or Jesus, is bad for the Left. It’s a nasty reality, but it’s the way things are.

We’re happy to see South Carolina’s clergymen and schools defending themselves, and fighting for Catholic education. The Blaine Amendments are very low-hanging fruit, and not swinging at them would have been crazy.

The next step is lobbying the state for full-stop parental school choice, and to let loose the dam, and get Southern kids out of anti-White and anti-Christian schools, waterlogged with “critical race theory” and anal “sex” education.

Saint Bede, ora pro nobis!