Democrats are still reeling from the massive and historic overturning of Roe v. Wade. And we suspect they will be reeling for quite some time. But the Supreme Court wasn’t done spoiling their plans to destroy America.
In the “woke” state of Washington, a high school football coach decided to defy the culture. At the end of every game, he knelt down and prayed on the 50-yard line. He did this silently. He didn’t force anyone else, student or otherwise, to join him. The school board still fired him.
That coach brought the case to the Supreme Court. And in a 6-3 decision, the court blasted the state.
The Supreme Court handed a big win to a former Washington high school football coach who lost his job over reciting a prayer on the 50-yard line after games…
“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the Court’s opinion. “Religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination.” [Source: Fox News]
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the school district violated the coach’s First Amendment rights. Justice Gorsuch’s ruling was brutal, blasting the board for “discrimination” against this free American. The court accused the government of trying to “suppress” the First Amendment rights of this coach, both his ability to express his religion and his right to free speech.
This is a huge win for every America who cherishes their First Amendment rights. The court is establishing that even staff who work at public schools can’t be discriminated against because of their religious views.
It seemed pretty clear that the school board did not want people seeing Coach Kennedy praying in public. Not because anyone would assume the government was endorsing the prayer. But because the far-left culture of Washington state appears to despise one of the most fundamental rights we Americans enjoy.
From what they tried to do, it seems the state was clamping down on the coach’s free speech and freedom to practice religion. This ruling will hopefully empower more Americans to openly express their faith. And perhaps warn state governments and school boards to tread lightly when they are going after religious Americans.
Author: Kit Fargo