The Supreme Court's conservative justices twisted the facts when ruling over Kennedy v. Bremerton School district, believes ian Mlilhseri of Vox. Neil Gorsuch supported the coach's on-field prayer, alleging that it was done quietly and privately. However, this was not the case. Coach Kennedy was joined by student players in prayer, to the extent that some of them feared repercussions if they didn't join in. Not only was the Supreme Court's decision based on false claims, it went against several precedents, breaking off from the Supreme Court's history of neutrality regarding religion. This is a worrying development for the separation of church and state.
The Supreme Court's decision to allow a high school football coach to pray after games is a big win for religious freedom, writes Maureen Mackey of Fox News. Coach Kennedy was expressing his First Amendment rights when praying, which must be respected. Freedom of Speech means being able to express one's religion, wherever that may be. Americans shouldn't be afraid of retaliation for expressing themselves, especially when it comes to their beliefs. Crucial is that the coach didn't coerce anyone to join, but simply prayed on his own. Had the Supreme Court ruled differently, it would have been a clear violation of coach Kennedy's religious freedom.