Supreme Court rejects prayer appeal
...and common sense
OK, just days after they demonstrated a modicum of common sense on the issue of the issue of public displays of the Ten Commandments in a "public" park, you get garbage like this:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a 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 an order Monday, the justices ended Marcus Borden's fight against the East Brunswick, N.J., 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.
So we're beyond prayer "led" by the schools...beyond public prayer being "allowed" by the schools...and now we're going to prohibit a coach from silently bowing his head and taking a knee while "other people" pray.
Remember, elections have consequences people. And, unfortunately, the last presidential election could result in more of this kind of assaults on the Constitution and common sense for years to come.