The Supreme Court seems to be getting a lot of things right lately, and this time they’ve made a ruling in favor of religious freedom.
“The Supreme Court sided 6-3 with a football coach who was fired for praying on the field after games,” reports Breitbart.
This marks another win for religious freedom handed down by the conservative-leaning Supreme Court.
“The case surrounds high school football coach Joseph Kennedy and Bremerton School District in the state of Washington,” reports Breitbart. “Kennedy, a devout Christian who began working at Bremerton High School in 2008, was fired from his role as varsity assistant coach and as the junior varsity head coach after he refused to quit praying on the 50 yard line in full view of the public following games.”
“Kennedy asserted that the school district violated the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The district also used the First Amendment to justify its argument, claiming that Kennedy’s prayers in view of the public and students following a school-sanctioned event violate the Establishment Clause because his actions could be perceived as a district endorsement of religion,” reported Breitbart.
Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion:
“Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head. 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,” said Gorsuch.
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