The anti-American ideology of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck again.
On Thursday, the court issued a stunning ruling that allows discrimination and punishment of coaches for praying on public school football fields.
But why? According to the court, parents and “impressionable” students can see them doing so, therefore violating the U.S. Constitution.
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.
When Coach Kennedy prayed on the field, he did so voluntarily and never forced players to join him. His attorney responded to the ruling with the following statement.
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