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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–In the June 27 BP article titled “Supreme Court upholds vouchers in 5-4 ruling,” delete the phrase “in the court’s first ruling on school vouchers” from the third paragraph.

In the same article, sub the following for the next-to-last paragraph:

The Baptist Joint Committee, which represented the Southern Baptist Convention on church-state issues until the early 1990s, signed onto a brief opposing the program. The BJC has long opposed vouchers.

In a written statement, BJC Executive Director Brent Walker said, “Government has no business subsidizing religion. It does no less by passing vouchers through the pockets of parents.

“We believe voucher programs are unconstitutional, despite what the Supreme Court said, and violate the historic Baptist understanding about the proper relationship between church and state,” Walker said.

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