Starnes: Judges Rule Football Coaches Cannot Pray on Football Field

This decision is appalling and I can’t disagree with it more.  To say a person doesn’t have the right to pray after a game is wrong on every level.

A Washington state high school football coach who was punished for taking a knee at the 50-yard line for a post-game prayer violated the U.S. Constitution, according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at mid-field after football games. “When Kennedy kneeled and prayed on the fifty-yard line immediately after games while in view of students and parents, he spoke as a public employee, not as a private citizen, and his speech therefore was constitutionally unprotected,” the 9th Circuit wrote.

Source: Starnes: Judges Rule Football Coaches Cannot Pray on Football Field

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