Coach Joseph Kennedy is the Seattle-area football coach behind the recent Supreme Court decision that ensured religious liberty is protected, finding that Bremerton High School, the school in which he worked, was wrong to fire him for silently praying on the fifty-yard line of the football field after games with those players that voluntarily chose to join.
Justice Gorsuch, who wrote the opinion, was scathing in his rebuke to the school district and strident in his defense of religious liberty, saying:
“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. Religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination.“
Well, now that the court has handed down its opinion and protected Coach Kennedy’s right to pray on the football field with his players if they want to join, something he cheered and described as a massive win for freedom of religion.
Watch him here:
Speaking on that in an interview with Newsmax, Coach Kennedy said, as you can hear in the above video:
“My elevation is nothing. This is an elevation for all Americans in their freedom of religion and also in the freedom of speech. Nobody is any more important than anyone else. My rights are the same as everybody’s, and I was just exercising mine.
So, I’m glad that the rest of the justices took a look at it, looked at the facts of the case, and realized this is not a big deal. This is a guy just being thankful after a football game.”
Continuing, Coach Kennedy emphasized that it wasn’t just a victory for him, but for all Americans, saying:
“I mean, everybody is blowing up my phone saying, ‘Hey, we won,’ because that’s what it was. We all won. Every single American has won with this. That’s why there won’t be any riots or anything like that or a protest because every American has the exact same rights, according to the First Amendment.”
Well, there might still be riots, as Antifa and that crowd aren’t necessarily huge fans of Christianity and the right of Christians to openly celebrate their non-woke faith. But, still, it is generally a win for Americans of every color and creed.
Former President Donald Trump also cheered the victory on his social media app, Truth Social, saying: “A HUGE WIN for Religious Liberty in the U.S. Supreme Court. Thank you!”
But while Trump says “thank you” to the court, it’s the rest of pro-religious freedom America that’s saying “thank you” to him, as he’s the one that pushed for those Supreme Court Justices and defeated Hillary, ensuring that conservatives like Gorsuch would be put on the court.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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