Joseph Kennedy was a football coach and it was his practice at the end of games – after the players and coaches from both teams would meet at midfield to shake hands – to pause and kneel to pray. Kennedy said he wanted to give thanks for what his players had accomplished and for their safety, among other things.
Kennedy initially prayed alone on the 50-yard line at the end of games, but students started joining him and over time he began to deliver a short, inspirational talk with religious references. Kennedy says he never required players to join or asked any student to pray. He also led the team in prayer in the locker room before games, a practice that predated him.
He lost his job as a result, and subsequently sued the school district. That lawsuit has found its way to SCOTUS. This post isn’t about the lawsuit. It’s about the MSM reaction to it. Note that the story linked here is to ESPN, a sports network owned by Disney, who as we all know is embroiled in controversy over their support for teachers discussing sex with 5 year old children. In class, where the children have no choice but to listen.
So the left is claiming that students seeking the approval of the coach will participate in the religious ceremony of prayer in order to ingratiate themselves with him. This, they claim, is totally different from a teacher leading 6 year old students through an exercise on transgenderism.
As a completely non-religious person, I can say that I would rather the coach lead the children than some pink haired freak trying to convince my child that mutilating their genitals is the way to go.