This should have never got this high in the legal system…
One person praying is the point of view?….
As long as the coach does NOT force others…
What’s the problem?
(Ofcourse things escalated with media attention…But the basic for an individual should be ok…)
For years, [an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington] Kennedy took a knee and bowed after games, and nothing came of it. From the stands, it might have looked like nothing more than someone tying a shoe. But then some of the Knights decided they would pray, as well. And they invited players from opposing teams. There were prayers in the locker room and photos of what looked like Kennedy praying while holding helmets of both teams.
The school district decided it had a problem in the 2015 season, when an opposing coach told Bremerton’s principal that he “‘thought it was pretty cool how [the District] would allow’ Kennedy’s religious activity,” the district said in its court brief.
The homecoming game was the culmination. Kennedy was joined in his postgame prayer by members of the public, a state legislator and the media. “Spectators jumped over the fence to reach the field and people tripped over cables and fell,” the district said in its brief. “School band members were knocked over.”
The next week, a group of Satanists demanded equal access to the field…..
It is the fourth case this term in which the court has considered religious rights. Earlier, it decided a Texas death row inmate can be accompanied by a spiritual adviser who will play an active role in praying and comforting him at the time of his execution. It ruled for parents in Maine who want to use public tuition grants to send their children to religious schools. And it agreed with a Christian group that it was discrimination for Boston to disallow its flag to fly in a city plaza, when other organizations were allowed….