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City Can’t Loan Public Bond Money|To Religious College, Taxpayers Say

LITTLE ROCK (CN) - The City of Searcy issued "tens of millions of dollars" of low-interest, tax-exempt bonds for the unconstitutional purpose of loaning the money to Harding University, a "pervasively sectarian institution that imposes religious restrictions on student admissions and faculty and staff appointment, enforces obedience to its religious dogma, requires Bible study and attendance at chapel ... and places religious limitations on how and what the faculty teach," taxpayers complain in Federal Court.

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