(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Today, in a decision hailed by religious freedom advocates, the United States Supreme Court ruled a high school football coach had a constitutional right under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to pray with his players on the football field and in the locker room.
As CNBC reports about the decision in “Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game”:
“The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games…
“‘The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike,’ Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority.”
By way of background about the case, CNBC notes:
“The case before the justices involved Joseph Kennedy, a Christian and former football coach at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington. Kennedy started coaching at the school in 2008 and initially prayed alone on the 50-yard line at the end of games. But students started joining him, and over time he began to deliver a short, inspirational talk with religious references. Kennedy did that for years and led students in locker room prayers. The school district learned what he was doing in 2015 and asked him to stop.”
What is your opinion? Do you agree with the United States Supreme Court that a high school football coach has a constitutional right under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to pray with his players on the football field and in the locker room? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts about this decision by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.