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Supreme Court Rules Football Coach had Constitutional Right to Pray

The Supreme Court has ruled that high school football coach Joe Kennedy from Washington state had the right to pray on the 50 yard line of the football field immediately following games.

The courts ruling signals more tolerance for religious expression in public schools as NBC reports.

Business Insider reports that Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion for the court and said, “The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike.”

The school argued that Kennedy’s public displays of prayer could pressure students into thinking they had to pray with him.

They urged him to do it in a more public place but Kennedy claimed it violated his religious freedom.

The court agreed with the 3 liberal justices dissenting.

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