Following the overturning of the Roe v. Wade ruling, another victory comes as Supreme Court vindicates the football coach who was fired for praying after football games.
Football Coach Fired For Praying After Games
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court finally reviewed the case of football coach Joe Kennedy. The Washington state school district fired him for praying after games in 2015. The school first suspended him, then soon fired him. And when he pleaded for his case in 2019, the court declined his request.
Coach Joe vowed to God to honor Him in every game. Hence, he made his commitment to God to praise Him after each game, whether it was a win or lose. So, after each game, he would walk toward the center of the field, kneel down, and pray.
Some people complimented his gesture at first. But soon, the school reprimanded him to stop publicly praying with his team. However, the school issued a new policy that public prayer was no longer allowed. So, he had to stop what he was doing after seven years.
Supreme Court Vindicates Coach
The Bremerton School District eventually fired Joe from his job. He tried to fight back by filing a case against the school. However, it took several years before the Supreme Court granted his plea. And today, his efforts to stand upon righteousness with prayers have finally paid off. On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court vindicated the former Washington state high school football coach.
In a statement, it said, “The Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment protect an individual engaging in a personal religious observance from government reprisal; the Constitution neither mandates nor permits the government to suppress such religious expression.”
Further, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote, “The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike.”
Praise God for His mighty moving this week as righteousness prevailed!
Reference | Faithpot