Saturday, December 07, 2002


From the 'Your Lottery Dollars at Work' file, Michael Woods Nash--a junior at Baptist affiliated Cumberland College in Kentucky--has been receiving a state lottery funded Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship. Nash is a 4.0 student and has qualified for the state money each semester he's been in college...until now.

Now Nash is suing the state because they have denied him a scholarship he qualifies for, except for his choice of a new major--religion. It seems that if one pursues a religion degree at a religiously affiliated college--but not a state one--the law prevents the monies from being issued. Perhaps the state recognizes the irony of funding religious education with lottery money, but I doubt it. It's a blatant exercise in religious discrimination.

May the whole house of (lottery) cards come falling down around them on this.

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