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Supreme Court rules school district cannot prohibit football coach’s prayers on field
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Supreme Court rules school district cannot prohibit football coach’s prayers on field

The opinion was 6-3 along conservative-liberal ideological lines."The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion.The decision lowers the bar between church and state in an opinion that will allow more religious expression in public spaces. The court clarified that a government entity does not necessarily violate the Establishment Clause by permitting religious expression in public. "We are aware of no historically sound understanding of the Establishment Clause that begins to '(make) it necessary for government to be hostile to religion' in this way," Gorsuch wrote. The Establishment Clause of the Constitution says Congress ...