This year’s Supreme Court term included some unexpected bombshells.
Rarely are sports affected by the Supreme Court, but this term the high court issued a decision that allows high school players and coaches to openly pray at games.
And following this landmark decision, this high school coach had a powerful message for athletes and coaches everywhere.
This has been a very chaotic opinion season to say the very least.
The Supreme Court’s long overdue overturning of Roe v. Wade is grabbing most of the headlines, but one opinion that has a profound impact on the sports world is Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.
To provide some background, Joe Kennedy was an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington.
As an expression of his devout Christian faith, he made a tradition of praying at the 50-yard line before games.
Given how far-left the State of Washington is, Bremerton was fired for expressing his faith.
So instead of keeling over to these hateful anti-Christian school administrators, Coach Kennedy fought back.
In fact, Coach Kennedy was able to take his case all the way to the Supreme Court and just recently, the court ruled 6-3 in his favor that Bremerton High School violated his First Amendment right.
This is a major victory for not just athletes and coaches everywhere, but Christians and other believers of religious freedom everywhere.
The fact that the three liberal Supreme Court Justices could not come to their senses and agree that this was a lawful expression of his faith is a complete and utter disgrace, but what else is new.
The fact is, the Supreme Court was absolutely right on this one.
And in the wake of this major victory, Coach Kennedy has an important message for Christians and athletes everywhere.
Coach Kennedy said, “My elevation is nothing. This is an elevation for all Americans in their freedom of religion and also in the freedom of speech.”
He added, “Nobody is any more important than anyone else. My rights are the same as everybody’s, and I was just exercising mine. So, I’m glad that the rest of the justices took a look at it, looked at the facts of the case, and realized this is not a big deal. This is a guy just being thankful after a football game.”
Very humble words from a man who just won a landmark Supreme Court case.
Going forward, expect many more players and coaches to express their faith at public sporting events.
Nobody should ever have to fear losing their jobs because of their Christian faith.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.