Leonard Leo's Threat: Dismantling Public Education

In a concerning development for Oklahoma's public education system, Leonard Leo, the ultra-conservative legal movement's financial architect, is backing an alarming initiative: the creation of a publicly funded Christian school in Oklahoma.

This effort, led by groups closely aligned with Leo, aims to establish the St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School, which would be the first religious school in the nation entirely funded by taxpayers. This move blatantly contradicts over 150 years of Supreme Court decisions upholding the separation of church and state. Leo's involvement is particularly disquieting given his history of influencing judicial nominations, including those of Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, and his role in reshaping long-standing court precedents through his extensive nonprofit network.

The implications of this initiative extend far beyond Oklahoma, potentially setting a precedent for state legislatures across the country to funnel taxpayer money into Christian or other sectarian schools. This push is part of a broader strategy by Christian conservative groups and legal teams, many of which have benefited from Leo's billion-dollar nonprofit empire. The potential national impact of this case cannot be overstated, as it could fundamentally alter the landscape of public education in America. It's a clear example of how Leonard Leo and his allies are manipulating the legal system to impose their religious agenda on public institutions, threatening the foundational principle of separation of church and state.

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