Praying Football Team Team Kneeling Football Field

Now in America, it’s okay for teachers to teach kindergarteners about transgenderism… (which I wrote about here), but it is not okay to take a knee on the football field and pray.  NO WAY WE CAN ALLOW THAT.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that coaches can be punished for praying on public school football fields. Here are the details from Fox News:

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 midfield 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.

Kennedy, who served as an assistant coach at Bremerton High School from 2008-2015, was ordered to refrain from bowing his head, taking a knee or doing anything that could be perceived as praying on public school property.

Coach Kennedy, however, never forced players to join him in prayer.   This is America, after all.  Or at least it is, if the 9th Circuit can quit trying to take away our religious freedom. Katie Pavlich, over at TownHall, has at least one “glass half full” take on the matter.  “The good news here is that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals gets overturned 80 percent of the time,” she wrote.

Let’s hope this ruling falls into that category.  May God have mercy on our nation… especially the souls of the justices that sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Image Credit: MaxPexels

h/t Townhall

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