Column: If you support postgame prayers, then you should also support Kaepernick

Many celebrated when the Supreme Court ruled a high school football coach was within his right to offer opportunity for a postgame prayer. Those same folks should also support Colin Kapernick's national anthem protests, columnist Mac Engel says.

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June 29, 2022 - 2:38 PM

In this photo from April 25, 2022, former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy takes a knee in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after his legal case, Kennedy vs. Bremerton School District, was argued before the court in Washington, DC. Kennedy was terminated from his job by Bremerton public school officials in 2015 after refusing to stop his on-field prayers after football games. Photo by (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

Given the nature of our third branch of government, the United States Supreme Court, the ruling is no surprise. 

Before the court goes after the gay marriage, interracial marriage and a woman’s right to vote, on Monday morning it ruled in favor of the high school football coach who took a knee to pray.

As it should.

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