The 9th Circuit Court Just STUNNED The Nation!

<> on June 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

According to a decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, coaches are now banned from praying at athletic games.

The court ruled on a school board’s decision to suspend high school football coach Joe Kennedy for praying after a game.

Per Town Hall:

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguably the most liberal and misguided federal court in the country, has issued a ruling that justifies the punishment of coaches for praying on public school football fields. The big reason? Because parents and teachers can see them doing so and therefore it’s a violation not protected under the U.S. Constitution. More from Fox News:

A Washington state high school football coach who was punished for taking a knee at the 50-yard line for a post-game prayer violated the U.S. Constitution, according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

A three-judge panel ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at midfield after football games.

“When Kennedy kneeled and prayed on the fifty-yard line immediately after games while in view of students and parents, he spoke as a public employee, not as a private citizen, and his speech therefore was constitutionally unprotected,” the 9th Circuit wrote.

The coach has responded to the decision, saying simply, “we think that is wrong.”

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People on Twitter seemed to agree with Kennedy’s attorney:

https://twitter.com/ronaf59/status/900760575059177473

 

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