Watch: CNN Pundits Melt Down After Supreme Court Upholds Religious Freedom, School Choice

Leftist analysts screeched that the majority-conservative SCOTUS is 'bolstering religious rights' and 'deciding cases on the side of religious liberties.'

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court affirmed the unconstitutionality of school tuition assistance programs discriminating against students who want to attend religious schools – upholding the very essence of the First Amendment’s freedom of religion clause.

The decision, divided 6-3 along party lines, triggered far-left liberals at CNN, who screeched that majority-conservative SCOTUS justices were “bolstering religious rights” and “deciding cases on the side of religious liberties.”

Famed masturbator Jeffrey Toobin whined the court’s decision goes against the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which prohibits government from establishing a state religion, claiming the court’s conservative majority was “breaking down” the distinction between that clause and the “free exercise” of religion clause.

CNN legal analyst Jennifer Rodgers claimed the decision violated the Bill of Right’s separation between church and state, complaining the conservative SCOTUS majority was “elevating freedom of religious expression – the ‘free exercise’ clause – above the notion of the establishment clause,” adding, “It’s all breaking down.”

Toobin also worried the court’s decision moves the country closer toward a voucher system that awards funds to students, rather than school systems, and allows them to pick their own schools.

“That would be, many public school advocates say, a death sentence to public schools in this country,” he claimed.

SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe broke down the background developments that culminated in the court’s decision Tuesday:

The dispute before the court in Carson v. Makin began as a challenge to the system that Maine uses to provide a free public education to school-aged children. In some of the state’s rural and sparsely populated areas, school districts opt not to run their own secondary schools. Instead, they choose one of two options: sending students to other public or private schools that the district designates, or paying tuition at the public or private school that each student selects. But in the latter case, state law allows government funds to be used only at schools that are nonsectarian – that is, schools that do not provide religious instruction.

Two Maine families went to court, arguing that the exclusion of schools that provide religious instruction violates the Constitution. On Tuesday, the justices agreed. Roberts suggested that the court’s decision was an “unremarkable” application of the justices’ prior decisions in two other recent cases: Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, in which the justices ruled that Missouri could not exclude a church from a program to provide grants to non-profits to install playgrounds made from recycled tires, and Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, holding that if states opt to subsidize private education, they cannot exclude private schools from receiving those funds simply because they are religious.

In this case, Roberts explained, Maine pays tuition for some students to attend private schools, as “long as the schools are not religious.” “That,” Roberts stressed, “is discrimination against religion.” It does not matter, Roberts continued, that the Maine program was intended to provide students with the equivalent of a free public education, nor does it matter that the program bars benefits from going to schools that provide religious instruction. “Regardless of how the benefit and restriction are described,” Roberts concluded, the Maine program “operates to identify and exclude otherwise eligible schools on the basis of their religious exercise” – a violation of the First Amendment’s free exercise clause.

If leftists at CNN are already freaking out over the justices upholding religious freedom, imagine the meltdown if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade and sides with the right to life.

Read the SCOTUS opinion on Carson v. Makin below:

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