SCOTUS Rules for High School Football Coach Who Prayed at Midfield
It's the court's latest decision supporting conservative religious views
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Monday ruled for a former high school football coach who lost his job after leading postgame prayers at midfield, in the court’s latest decision favoring the public exercise of faith over concerns about government endorsement of religion.
Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for fellow conservatives in the 6-to-3 decision, saying that Joseph Kennedy's prayers are protected by the Constitution's guarantees of free speech and free religious exercise and that the school district's actions were not warranted under a concern of violating the separation of church and state.
"The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and non-religious views alike," Gorsuch wrote.
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