Franklin Graham Just Challenged Christians To Fight Back Against This Court Decision
When the laws are unjust, good men and women must speak out! And protest if necessary. Which is what Franklin Graham just urged all Americans to do. Here's are the details of what just happened, from FoxNews: A Washington
When the laws are unjust, good men and women must speak out!
And protest if necessary.
Which is what Franklin Graham just urged all Americans to do.
Here’s are the details of what just happened, from FoxNews:
A Washington state high school football coach who was punished for taking a knee at the 50-yard line for a post-game prayer violated the U.S. Constitution, according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A three-judge panel ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at midfield after football games.
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“When Kennedy kneeled and prayed on the fifty-yard line immediately after games while in view of students and parents, he spoke as a public employee, not as a private citizen, and his speech therefore was constitutionally unprotected,” the 9th Circuit wrote.
Kennedy, who served as an assistant coach at Bremerton High School from 2008-2015, was ordered to refrain from bowing his head, taking a knee or doing anything that could be perceived as praying on public school property.
To be fair – it’s not like Coach Kennedy was conducting a Billy Graham Crusade at midfield. He would simply take a knee, bow his head, thank God for a good game and 30 seconds later – he went about his business.
“An objective student observer would see an influential supervisor do something no ordinary citizen could do – perform a Christian religious act on secured school property while surrounded by players – simply because he is a coach,” the judges wrote.
The evangelical Christian was suspended in 2015 when he defied school officials and continued his post-game religious ritual.
Kennedy was not rehired when his contract expired.
“This is deeply disappointing to us,” First Liberty Institute attorney Jeremy Dys said on The Todd Starnes Show.
“The 9th Circuit believes they can ban all coaches from praying individually in public just because they can be seen,” Dys said. “That is simply wrong. It is not American. And it is not the America contemplated by our Constitution.”
First Liberty Institute said they have not yet decided whether to appeal the ruling.
“Now all coaches across the country stand under the prospect of being prevented from engaging in any outward displays of religion,” Dys told me. “That includes crossing yourself or even taking a knee to pray.”
That’s right, folks – not even Catholic coaches will be allowed to cross themselves in public, the attorney said.
An absolutely shameful — and un-Constitutional — decision by these activist judges!
So Franklin Graham just made a public post, asking for all Americans to condemn this decision and to act out against it!
Love you Franklin!
Here’s what he posted:
He is so right!
Thank you Mr. Graham for always speaking up and speaking the truth!
Please share so everyone can take part in this! This decision was NOT right!
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!