As a Christian, Coach Joe Kennedy was often seen kneeling on the football field and praying after each game.
But the school district didn’t like the fact he would pray for his players in public, so they fired him – not knowing Joe would push back and his case would make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
And in a 6-3 ruling – the Supreme Court actually sided with Joe’s right to pray – and just wait until you hear the details.
The truth is, schools are all about advocating for “rights” when it comes to liberal causes like “transgender” bathrooms.
But whenever a Christian tries to exercise their rights protected under the First Amendment – they are either silenced, punished, or even fired.
Joe Kennedy learned this the hard way when his school disciplined him simply for praying on the football field after games.
Sometimes players would even join Joe in prayer – although he never forced them.
After being fired, Joe sought legal action – and stayed the course.
And now, the highest court in our nation has spoken – acknowledging Joe has the right to pray.
“The justices’ decision, largely breaking 6-3 along the court’s usual ideological lines, found that the school system infringed on the coach’s religious freedom and free-speech rights by seeking to block him from engaging in public prayers on the field while flanked by student athletes after games.
The court’s ruling, in line with a series of recent decisions in favor of religious litigants, is not a major overhaul of church-state legal doctrine. But it is likely to make government employers more cautious about disciplining employees who engage in religious activity in the workplace, even if others complain about it.”
After years of fighting the good fight – Coach Joe Kennedy finally found victory.
He could have just stayed silent and not exposed the injustice that occurred.
But instead, he wanted to fight for Christians everywhere – and set a precedent that will impact generations to come.
After hearing the ruling, Joe praised the Lord for his victory and expressed gratitude to everyone who stood by him.
“I just can’t stop smiling, and thank God and thank everybody who supported me. And I found out that I’m not insane,” Kennedy said on Fox News just after the decision. “It just feels good the First Amendment is alive and well.”
Praise the Lord for this religious liberty victory!
Christians shouldn’t be silenced or punished for praying – and with so many school districts taking action against Christians – let’s hope this ruling serves as a warning that religious liberty is alive and well – and protected under the Constitution.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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