After seven years of fighting, Joe Kennedy—who was benched for praying on the 50-yard line after high school football games—speaks to TFP on the eve of his comeback.
God forbid we have a leader of young men in this country that leads by humility, determination and faith in front of his students. This is probably the only interaction in many of these young kids lives where they get to see this. No one is forcing them to participate. Given all the negative landmines these young men have to try not to step on today (social media, porn, gender fluidity nonsense, drugs, the attack on masculinity), the idea that community leaders like Kennedy, that show faith & belief in something other than themselves, is viewed as a negative by some people is simply astonishing. Just sayin.....
“Just as Kennedy proved divisive, so too did Kaepernick. Just as Kennedy was pushing back against an encroaching illiberalism on the left, Kaepernick was pushing back against the illiberalism of the right.”
That is not what Kaepernick was doing. Kaepernick was protesting the United States because he thinks it is a shitty country that has slave patrols killing Black people. He thinks this because he is a moron.
“Rather, the judgment upholds the right of public employees to exercise their faith through private acts of religious activity on the job.”
My favorite argument from Democrats on this is the argument that he was intimidating students by praying by himself and they might be coerced into praying. Right.
But the lady waving a dildo around *during class* and talking about group sex and how boys and girls are the same and how you can switch genders because otherwise the patriarchy wins, well she’s just doing The Science.
I am an Orthodox Jew and a conservative. I have worn the US Army uniform and my father jumped into France on June 6, 1945. I believe with all my heart in the Constitution and the exceptionalism of America. However, I have also been the only Jew on a high school team lead by a wonderful coach who led prayers in which I could not participate. There are nuances here that I think are not appreciated by those who have never experienced being the minority. It is a fundamental right to practice religion - any religion - in the United States and thank God it is. But a charismatic, respected coach of high school students has an additional layer of responsibility. Yes - no student was “coerced” into participating. I experienced no coercion on my high school team to participate in prayer. But I also got to experience what it was like to be the only person who DIDN’T participate. I experienced the comments and looks from my fellow students who, after their prayer, felt I was somehow deserving of rebuke and approbation for not being a Christian. A leader with resounding loyalty and absolute power has a burden to consider additional perspectives then simply what s/he should be allowed to do as an individual, especially a leader of children and adolescents. Much of the US system is in place to protect the rights of those in the minority. I have lived that minority experience and I wish others would try to put themselves in that place.
This case once again proves that public school administrators and its lawyers have to be the most willfully ill informed group of “educated” people in America.
They constantly and consistently take positions in clear violation of the bill of rights and quite well settled legal principles against liberty.
Last week some school district tossed as middle school kid out of school for a dont tread on me back pack claiming it could supress his freedom of expression to avoid the appearance of supporting unpopular political movements ( they claimed the Gadsen flag was also used by “right wing subversive organizations.
The fact is they ( administrators) are intolerant and ignorant of the law and use the power they have to suppress speech they disagree with . That is terrifying and bodes badly for the future.
I am not sure why people get so upset when other people want to have a moment of silent gratitude. No coercion, no hype, just gratitude. And yet some have this knee jerk response to silence those who they don’t agree with. Mind boggling.
Nothing is more dangerous to the authoritarian than someone recognizing they are not the highest power in the universe. Because if you believe that, it may lead you to realize that they are clueless dummies who don't have the intelligence to run a fruit and vegetable stand at the local farmers market, much less to try and tell you how to organize your life.
This is why they view religion as a threat to their power. And it is. And it's good.
Check out my conversion to the church of Robin DiAngelo-
“His final negotiated settlement amount of $1.7 million is a long way from the $5.5 million in legal fees First Liberty”
Denver just gave BLM $4.7 million as an apology for the modest efforts made to stop them from destroying the city.
BLM had no legal fees because 90% of attorneys are Democrat sacks of shit so they showed up to help them for free.
Prayer in view of impressionable young people? OMG!!! Boys in girls' locker rooms? No problem there!
The religion of the left leaning educators is, quite simply, LEFTISM! But because the Leftists' Temple of Worship is the halls of academe it is not regarded as a religion itself, but it clearly IS.
“noted that even though both men were kneeling, Kaepernick’s actions were seen as a more acceptable expression of the First Amendment than Kennedy’s”
For f*** sake what is with this retarded comparison because they were both kneeling?? Kaepernick was kneeling DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A SIGN OF DISRESPECT. It isn’t even remotely similar.
Derek Chauvin was kneeling. Is it also kinda like Derek Chauvin and we should compare them because knees were involved??
If he had been kneeling in class to show 4th graders how to give oral sex he’d be getting an award at the White House from Joe Biden.
“It’s a parallel that Kennedy himself acknowledges, albeit begrudgingly.
“I support his right,” Kennedy said of Kaepernick. “But that doesn’t mean I like it.””
That is not him acknowledging a parallel. That is him agreeing that Kaepernick has a right to be a jackass.
If a Republican doesn't believe in God and doesn't want to pray, he doesn't pray.
If a Democrat doesn't believe in God and doesn't want to pray, NO ONE PRAYS.
You MUST stay 25ft away from the coach who prays! Are they going to mark the area so the kids know how far not to step in? Our country has gone mad.
Why would Bremerton School District want to waste thousands of dollars in court like that? And fight the appeal all the way to the Supreme Court?
Now they have to pay out over a million dollars, money that doubtless could have gone to more productive purposes, like education for example.
The administration at that school, along with the district leadership, should be fired.
People talk all the time about the growing secularization in America... yet wins like this show that faith and belief in God still occupy a major part of the public square. America is still a deeply religious nation at our core, and always will be.