SCROOGE ALERT LEVEL: HIGH
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a New Jersey high school football coach who wants to bow his head and kneel during prayers led by his players despite a school district policy prohibiting it.
In yet another example of today’s supposed culture of tolerance being intolerant, the AP story continues:
In an order today, the justices ended Marcus Borden’s fight against the East Brunswick school district’s policy that forbids him and other staff members from joining in student-led prayer. The federal appeals court in Philadelphia sided with the district.
The high court declined to weigh in on whether Borden’s desire to bow his head silently and “take a knee” with his football players violates the Constitution’s prohibition on government endorsement of religion. Borden says such gestures are secular.
The school district says Borden, the East Brunswick coach since 1983, had a long history of leading prayers before he was ordered to stop after complaints from some parents. The district says the issue is whether its policy is constitutional, not Borden’s actions… read more
“It’s one thing to say a teacher can’t lead students in prayer, but a federal appeals court has ruled that a football coach can’t even bow his head while his players pray. In his Stoplight commentary, ‘No Head Shall Bow,’ Stuart Shepard throws a flag on the play.” — CitizenLink