This so-called “freedom of speech” case brought to the U.S. Supreme Court reminds me of an old Bob Dylan song, “With God on Our Side,” (“Supreme Court tackles case about Bremerton football coach,” The Herald, April 26). Praying for a football victory, a Mercedes Benz, a million dollars, or for the wining of a war, well, depicts the Christian God as a cosmic bellhop. Folks put out their wishes and hope God, like a genie in a lamp, will grant their wishes.
Joe Kennedy needs to review the U.S. Constitution regarding the separation of church and state. Prayer is universal and a positive practice for people of many religions, just not in or on public-supported institutions in the United States. The U.S. is not a religious state, individuals are religious, and have choice as to their religion. There are many to choose from, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Primal and Taoism. Each of which have many sects and sub sects.
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Joe Kennedy, they are ignoring the Constitution of the United States, to which they are bound to protect and preserve. This is unacceptable.