Supreme Court Rejects H.S. Coach’s Desire to Kneel with Players

SCROOGE ALERT LEVEL: HIGH

Coach Marcus Borden of East Brunswick High School takes a knee as a player says a pregame prayer in the locker room moments before a game between East Brunswick and Woodbridge High School in 2007. (Boston Globe/Stan Grossfeld)

Coach Marcus Borden of East Brunswick High School takes a knee as a player says a pregame prayer in the locker room moments before a game between East Brunswick and Woodbridge High School in 2007. (Boston Globe/Stan Grossfeld)

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

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
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2 thoughts on “Supreme Court Rejects H.S. Coach’s Desire to Kneel with Players

  1. Well, I am so glad that these parents had so little to do, that they decided to take on the coach who says the Lord’s prayer with kiddos.

    What’s next for this coach? Opening the door for a student who has their hands full of textbooks? Patting a player on the butt and saying “great job, kid!”

    Yes, thank goodness for these parents for saving the youth of America from this despicable heathen.

    I guess the conspiracy of common sense can’t prevail here.

    RTBjr73

  2. This country is so afraid to back any sort of religion.In fact we demoralize demoralize religion. Our government is gradually turning into an atheist nation because we are bashing religion at every turn point. We are forgetting that this country was founded on religion and played a role in their daily lives.

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