Supreme Court sides with praying coach in landmark religious liberty case | ABCNL



ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports on the Supreme Court’s decision siding with high school football coach Joe Kennedy over his post-game prayers with students at the 50-yard line.

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42 comments

  1. Always trying their best to take God out of everything. Why America is falling hard and fast so many are turning their backs on God. It ok for them to teach young children about LGBTQ+ in elementary school but oh no prayers at footballs games. It's sad watching this country go down hill.

  2. Even Jesus said you should not pray in a public place:
    "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their full reward. 6But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.…"

  3. Religion. If you want to partake you should be free to do so whatever faith. Personally think its a lot of bull but if you keep it to yourself or like minded people that,s fine but do not try to force it on others.
    This sort of thing makes the U.S a laughing stock for those of us who don,t live there.

  4. I'm all for religious freedom so how would this have gone over had the coach been a muslim, praying to Allah ?

  5. I'm waiting for the Snake Handler Christians to get busy with this.

  6. America lets you know who has rights and who does not. They flaunt it right in your face. Their a big difference from kap and this UNKNOWN MAN.

  7. Dose the rest of the team have to participate in the prayer and if they choose not to will they be considered not a team player part of the team because they won't pray with the rest of the team? Is it a generic prayer where it does not end in In Jesus' name we pray?

  8. What will happen when a student, official or catch spreads a prayer mat on the court or field, faces Mecca and praises Allah?

  9. THE SUPREME COURT CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES HAVE DECIDED THEY NOW HAVE THE POWER TO DISREGARD THE CONSTITUTION AND ALL THE PRECEDENT BY ELIMINATING THE STANDARDS THAT PROTECT ALL AMERICANS FROM INJUSTICES. THESE JUSTICES ARE NOW ATTACKING INTERMARRIAGE, GAY RIGHTS, RACIAL RIGHTS AND WOMENS PERSONAL HEALTH RIGHTS BASED ONLY ON CHRISTIAN IDEOLOGY WHICH VIOLATES THE ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION. . WHATS NEXT, THEY WILL NOW LEAVE IT TO THE STATES THE QUESTION OF SLAVERY?

  10. The court has shown America that there is not middle ground for civic discussion. No way forward in unity.

  11. The Supreme coach should be more concerned with coaches who PREY instead of those who PRAY

  12. Been a bad week for liberals. Now another liberal icon Ghislaine Maxwell has gone down.
    And aren’t the democrats doing a GREAT job down on the border ?

  13. Conservatives: sees someone breast-feeding in public "Ugh do that at home not in public. Gross."
    Liberals: sees someone praying in public "Ugh. Do that at home not in public. Gross."

    Can you all just shut up and let people live this one life we have?

  14. Thank God 4 such a brave soul.

  15. THANKS TO DONALD TRUMP AND THE POPE FRANCIS ¡¡¡¡ POPE FRANCIS SHOULD DESTROY OR BAN NASA. THE UNITED STATES DOESN'T NEED WICKED TECHNOLOGY.

  16. Prayer is what weak people like to do. Meanwhile evolution is plowing ahead while they’re having a one way conversation to fictional bearded man in the sky.

  17. Where does it say to play football in Bible? Pray at home you delusional faith heads.

  18. I bet when the devil worshiper get out there people will be rethinking this.

  19. dad says "Liberals are calling the Supreme Court are controlled by Christian Zealots. Thank God that He prevailed! Victory to the Christian believers!"

  20. Would someone please sit the three dissenting justices down and have them read the First Amendment. Congress shall make no law – and therefore no other government body can either – restricting the "free exercise" of religion! No ifs, ands or buts…! NO LAW!

  21. Another loss for liberals !!! Love it !!!
    Is abc going to show the video of Nasty Pelosi slapping and pushing that young Hispanic child from Texas ?

  22. And did the
    court know that the
    vcoa
    vch is a muslin

  23. ,the coach just privately praying, thats bs… you know jews pray in ptivate, because its personal…. evangelicals however pray publicly in order to evangelize. That is to call others to choose for the broader comunity, and that makes an office holder calling the community to pray, an etablishment of religion.

  24. no one read the back of your $1 bill. DONT DO IT!

  25. Supreme Court became out of control. Time to change the members. They’ve become too powerful.

  26. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Public schools are no place for religious prayers. Check your religion at the door or go work for a Catholic school.

  27. Thanks supreme court! Now that i'm allowed to held a prayer sessions in front of my students.

    I can finally have more Extra Hands from the Fifth Grader to hold my Goat while i sacrificed it to the Old Ones. I'm sure Azatoth would bless me and my students with boundless madness and corruptions.

    And don't worry i won't force any of my students who doesn't hold my believes. They will just stand there and gaze upon me. As i slices open the Goat's abdoment and let its blood and entrails dripping to the floor.

  28. The problem of this story is that at least 1 student complained to the school because he felt if he did not join in with the prayer then he would lose playing time. Imagine you are up for a promotion at work, and your boss who is responsible for choosing who gets promoted leads an optional morning prayer. You see your competition is attending these sessions, what pressure does this put on you?

  29. So if a Muslim, Hindu, Voodoo man/woman, Pastafarian or whatever coach wants to pray it is ok and no one will raise an eyebrown and everyone will respect his or her religion? Surely at least some Satanic rituals before the game would be acceptable to everyone and maybe most would even join them to show acceptance?

  30. It’s ok to kneel or not stand during the anthem because of ones “rights”. Who cares if a guy prays after a game?!? Why is this even a big deal?!?
    If you don’t like something that someone does, mind your own business and carry on. Because I can promise you many don’t like what you believe in. The hypocrites in this country are beyond thick

  31. Now something I'm sure forgotten by conservatives who are excited by this judgment is that the Supreme Court said you can pray on the public dime in public. I didn't say is that has to be Christian prayer it could be any kind of prayer because of course this ruling is about the first amendment. I absolutely can't wait till people start offering prayers praising Satan or Allah or Winnie the Pooh for that matter.

  32. The mockery of religion continues

  33. Another win for God

  34. Hyper far right SCOTUS court is out of control. There should not be 4 'landmark' rulings in one month, this is an extremely activist court. Well the Conservative court stacking schemers finally got what they wanted. Welcome to Jezzusland.
    Clarence Thomas our sedition/pro dictatorship Justice has just spoke (wow!) saying to his bretheren he wants the new Court to now try its hand at outlawing same sex marriage and contraceptives.
    Maybe if they get on a roll they can bring back witch trials and prison sentences for being atheist…..

  35. For all the libtards here's a video of Nancy Pelosi and the left holding a prayer on the steps of congress. I would like to hear how they should be removed from office. I mean if a coach at a school represents the state what does the actual representatives represent when praying? https://youtu.be/mAcgc5CQXNo

  36. 'There should not be favoritism' 'THe school should be an all-inclusive environment…We remember when these 3 SCOTUS – T judges said Roe v Wade was settled precedent….just words..