Denver…..Responding to the issuance of an injunction by a Denver District Court halting the Douglas County School District voucher program, Scott L. Levin, Mountain States Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League issued the following statement:
The Anti-Defamation League applauds the decision of the Denver District Court halting the unconstitutional voucher program instituted by the Douglas County School District. We are gratified that the Court ruled that taxpayer funds cannot be unconstitutionally diverted from public education to religious education.”
Colorado’s constitution means what it says: public funds should not go to support religious education.
The Court found that Douglas County’s pilot “Choice Scholarship Program” violated several provisions of the Colorado Constitution and the state’s school finance laws.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
Does the ADL realize that in supporting this decision it is supporting the 19th century prejudice against Jews and Catholics which motivated both the failed Blaine Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the portion of the Colorado Constitution which the Denver District Court ruling cites?