The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) joined an amici brief in support of New Hampshire’s tax credit program for businesses that wish to help students attending private schools.
In January, the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed suit against New Hampshire’s Education Tax Credit Program. This program allows businesses to donate private funds to private scholarship organizations and then claim a tax credit for the donation. The scholarship businesses then provide the privately donated funds to families who can use them at any private school, religious or non-religious.
The brief filed in Duncan v. New Hampshire argues that the moneys funding the scholarships are voluntary donations of tax-paying businesses and are not from the government. The amici brief was also joined by the Christian Legal Society, Concord Christian Academy, Grace Christian School, Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, and the Association of Christian Schools International.