The left is escalating the War on Religion.
Democrats are systematically attacking the concept of religious liberty.
And Sports Illustrated wrote one column that will leave Christians speechless.
Democrats are desperate to make an example out of Joe Kennedy, a high school football coach in Washington State who drew the ire of the left when he prayed at midfield after a football game.
Players joined Kennedy in prayer even though they were not instructed or compelled to do so.
Kennedy’s case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, which has leftists clutching their pearls.
And Sports Illustrated, which has become a leftist rag, wrote a piece titled, “When Faith and Football Teamed Up Against American Democracy: The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the case of a football coach at a public high school who was told he wasn’t allowed to pray on the field in front of players. The expected result is a win for the coach—and the further erosion of the separation between church and state.”
Democrats don’t want the separation of church and state; they want the elimination of church by the state.
Greg Bishop wrote in his SI piece, “To his legal opposition, Kennedy’s covenant, however intended, was coercive, delivering a powerful message to teenagers who wanted to play and coveted their coaches’ approval. Some might have participated to curry favor or join ‘us’ rather than ‘them.’ One brief in the SCOTUS docket is from psychologists who argue there’s a fragility to adolescent minds.”
This is a fascinating argument because the left would repudiate it regarding radical race and gender theories being foisted on young kids.
The “fragility” of adolescent minds is precisely why progressives want to pump their heads full of neo-Marxist garbage at a young age.
And if parents opt out or resist, they get targeted.
How Soviet. pic.twitter.com/SiHH1t4ZkF
— James Lindsay, weaponizing your mom (@ConceptualJames) June 14, 2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland even sicced the Department of Justice on parents who showed up to protest school board meetings.
If prayer after a game is somehow coercive, then so is forcing players to wear Pride patches on their uniforms.
When a handful of players on the Tampa Bay Rays chose not to wear the patch, they were condemned as Christian bigots.
The left’s “woke,” secular religion is permitted to be shoved down people’s throats, so much so that expressing religious liberty is attacked.
Cake shop owner Jack Phillips found that out the hard way when he opted not to make a custom cake for a gay wedding, then had his life ruined with endless litigation.
Leftists are determined to cram down their worldview on everyone because leftism is an expansionist secular religion.