White-Cain and Bondi on the Kennedy Case
Pastor Paula White-Cain, President of the NFAB, and former FL attorney general Pam Bondi discuss the ramifications of the coach Kennedy case.
From Daily Caller. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that will decide if Americans have the right to express their religion freely, as it considers the case of Joe Kennedy, a high school football coach and veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
As part of his gameday routine, Coach Kennedy silently kneeled in prayer at the 50-yard line following each football game in thanks to God for what his players were able to accomplish. For exercising his constitutional right to express his religious convictions freely, Kennedy was barred from coaching in 2015 and later fired by Washington state’s Bremerton School District.
The America First Policy Institute’s Constitutional Litigation Partnership was proud to file an amicus curiae with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Coach Kennedy’s appeal and the Constitutional right of all Americans to express their deeply-held religious convictions.
No American should be forced to choose between their faith and their livelihood.
Religious liberty, one of the core freedoms that drove our Founders to the New World and a cherished freedom the U.S. has singularly defended throughout our history, must be defended at all costs….
America also has a longstanding tradition of religious expression in sports, which has richly contributed to our nation’s heritage….
Even in our era, hardly an event passes without the expression of an athlete’s religious beliefs on the field of competition. Football receivers often point up to the Heavens after making a touchdown reception. Batters approach home plate and often kiss a gold cross or make the sign of the cross on the plate before taking their stance in the batter’s box….
Our great Nation was founded on the sacred right of every American to practice his or her faith in peace without fear of retribution, repression, or retaliation by any cultural movement or government officials seeking to coerce compliance against personal religious conscience. Coach Kennedy’s case serves as a reminder to us all of the fragility of our liberties — especially religious liberty….
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