CHICAGO – Paying for college has always been tough for some. Now some theology students are saying that states make it even harder for them.
Teresa Becker says the state of Michigan pulled her scholarship at Ave Maria College when she declared a major in theology.
Michigan is one of 11 states that won't give scholarships to religion students because they say it blurs the lines between church and state.
But Becker says the state shouldn't dictate her major and that theology is a legitimate course of study. She's slapped the state with a lawsuit claiming discrimination.
Becker's case will likely hinge on a Washington state lawsuit, in which another religion student has taken his lawsuit against the state all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Steve Brown is an author, radio broadcaster and seminary professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.