The US Supreme Court has ruled that the ban on congregational prayers in schools and government buildings violates the First Amendment, which guarantees respect for employees’ religious beliefs. “US court has allowed Congregational Prayers in Government Buildings, including schools”
According to the International News Agency, conservative judges of the US Supreme Court today re-interpreted the constitutional amendment which is related to the expression of their faith in the workplace of government employees.
US federal judges have allowed Muslim employees to pray in congregation in all government buildings, including schools,
Saying the ban violates the First Amendment, which guarantees the protection of employees’ beliefs.
Six judges ruled in favor of allowing congregational prayers, while three opposed it.
US court has allowed Congregational Prayers in Government Buildings, including schools
The case comes after Joseph Kennedy, a former Washington High School football coach, lost his job after being allowed to pray in congregation on a 50-yard line after a match.
Former football coach Joseph Kennedy has filed a lawsuit against his dismissal,
Arguing that he allowed prayers only out of religious tolerance, which is not unconstitutional.
The court ruled that the first amendment to the constitution prevented the government from enacting a law against
“respect for the establishment of religion.”
The clause also prohibits government actions that unnecessarily prioritize one religion over another.
Justice Neil Gorsch wrote that the Constitution and our best traditions suggest mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and coercion.
The football coach was punish for engaging in short, quiet, personal religious observance.
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