Suit Challenges Use of CPA Funds for Churches

A national group that advocates for the separation of church and state has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 13 Acton residents who say the town is improperly using taxpayer funds for religious purposes.

The Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State alleges that the town is violating the Anti-Aid Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution by distributing community preservation grants to two local churches.

The suit, seeking an injunction to stop the funds from being distributed, was filed Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court.

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