So the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of Bremerton High School football coach Joseph Kennedy‘s prayers at the 50-yard line (“High court allows football coach’s prayer as private religious expression,” Web, June 27).

After the ruling, dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayer wrote that the decision “sets us further down a perilous path in forcing states to entangle themselves with religion.” However, the majority of the justices emphasized that Mr. Kennedy‘s prayers came after games were over, and he was therefore free to do other things because he was no longer responsible for the students.

I recall my youthful school days of the late 1950s and early 1960s, when we as students would stand to do the Pledge of Allegiance and recite the Lord’s Prayer. Although I feel a spirituality now with age, I never became a brainwashed disciple.

After the historic 1960s Civil Rights movement, why do so many nowadays seem appalled when people like Mr. Kennedy have their rights reinstated?


Henrico, Virginia

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