Landmark Ruling Affects Christian Colleges Students Donations

04.05.11 | Sarah Harnisch

The U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark 5-to-4 ruling Monday that benefits every Christian college in the nation. What it means is that dollar-for-dollar income tax credits for donations to private religious schools across the nation are constitutional. The case stems from a lawsuit challenging Arizona's Private School Tax Credit law. It allowed state residents to receive dollar-for-dollar income tax breaks up to $1,000 to non-profit school tuition organizations. The Monday ruling protects the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization, one of more than 50 non-profit corporations organized to distribute private donations in the form of scholarships to more than 27,000 students attending hundreds of private schools throughout the state of Arizona. But it ultimately also protects college kids who get scholarships to Christian schools anywhere in America, as well as the people who donate to Christian college scholarship funds.