Supreme Court rules in favor of praying coach

the Supreme Court has made another landmark ruling today. This time, free speech and prayer during football games.


The case involved a Washington high school football coach who prayed before and after games in the locker room and on the field, giving the option for players to join. In 2015, the Bremerton School District placed Coach Joseph Kennedy on leave after he was told to stop, but he kept on praying by himself at the middle of the field. The case went all the way to The Supreme Court, where the court sided with Kennedy by a 6-3 vote.


Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority that “The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike,” Dissenting Justices wrote that the decision would “set us further down a perilous path in forcing states to entangle themselves with religion.”

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