Today the Supreme court delivered yet another major WIN for conservatives in a ruling in favor of religious liberty.
The case, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, involved a former high school football coach who had been fired for leading prayer on the field, open to students but not required. In the opinion, Justice Gorsuch wrote,
“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination.”
The decision continues the Supreme Court’s hot streak this weak of landmark victories for Conservative values.