Supreme Court Sides With High School Football Coach Who Led Prayer on the Field

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Published on June 28, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Supreme Court Sides With High School Football Coach Who Led Prayer on the Field

Supreme Court Sides With , High School Football Coach Who Led Prayer , on the Field.

Supreme Court Sides With , High School Football Coach Who Led Prayer , on the Field.

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of Joseph Kennedy, a high school football coach who was fired for leading prayer on school grounds.

Invoking the First Amendment, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion.

The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice, via CBS News.

Kennedy reacted to the news of the Supreme Court decision.

People of faith or no faith, everybody has the same rights, and that is what the Constitution is all about, Joseph Kennedy, High School Football Coach, via CBS News.

It's rights for all Americans, Joseph Kennedy, High School Football Coach, via CBS News.

Kennedy's representation also praised the decision.

Our Constitution protects the right of every American to engage in private religious expression, including praying in public, without fear of getting fired, Kelly Shackelford, Head of First Liberty, via CBS News.

Justice Sotomayor wrote the dissent representing her opinion and the opinions of Justices Kagan and Breyer.

Official-led prayer strikes at the core of our constitutional protections for the religious liberty of students and their parents, , SCOTUS Dissent, via CBS News.

... as embodied in both the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, SCOTUS Dissent, via CBS News.

The court now charts a different path, yet again paying almost exclusive attention to the Free Exercise Clause's protection for individual religious exercise ... , SCOTUS Dissent, via CBS News.

... while giving short shrift to the Establishment Clause's prohibition on state establishment of religion, SCOTUS Dissent, via CBS News.

The head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State stated that the decision "represents the greatest loss of religious freedom."


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