Politics, Religion — June 28, 2022 at 4:37 am

Trump’s Supreme Court nominees deliver another 6-3 win for religious liberty

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Football Coach Punished For Praying After Games (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Football Coach Punished For Praying After Games (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Last Friday the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade, pushing the regulation of abortion down to the individual states. All 3 of Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, who were all opposed by #EvangelicalsForBiden, voted against abortion. On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered another huge win for conservatives. Again, all 3 of Trump’s judges voted in favor of religious liberty.

Here’s the story from Daily Wire:

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District that a public high school football coach in the state of Washington had his First Amendment rights violated after he was placed on administrative leave by the school district and banned from participating in the football program for praying on the field after games in view of students.

“SCOTUS sides with a high school football coach in a First Amendment case about prayer at the 50-yard-line,” SCOTUS Blog tweeted Monday morning. “In a 6-3 ruling, SCOTUS says the public school district violated the coach’s free speech and free exercise rights when it barred him from praying on the field after games.” The case was ruled along ideological lines.

The case was ruled along ideological lines, with all 3 of Trump’s judges favoring religious liberty, and all 3 of the judges favored by Obama and Biden voting against religious liberty.
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Remember that Neil Gorsuch was one of Trump’s Supreme Court nominees.

Here is what he wrote in the majority opinion:

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress,” Gorsuch wrote. “Religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination.”

But not every Christian supports religious liberty. Some of them oppose religious liberty. How do we know that? You have to look at who they support during elections.

Understanding #EvangelicalsForBiden

Consider this article from 2016, where The Gospel Coalition argues against voting for Trump.

The title is: “Evangelical Leaders: Tell Us to Vote for Clinton“:

Trump’s nomination has presented evangelical Christians with a difficult choice: support Trump, support Hillary Clinton, vote for a third alternative who is unlikely to win, or don’t vote at all. To their credit, many evangelical leaders have ruled out that first option – they recognize just what an unacceptable candidate Trump is and what harm he would do to our country as president.

That’s in The Gospel Coalition. They should rename their website The Secular Leftist Coalition.

It’s shocking that these woke evangelicals opposed Donald Trump in 2016. BUT THEY EVEN OPPOSED HIM IN 2020, when his record of judicial nominations was known to all. That shows what they really believe about abortion and religious liberty. Given the choice between Trump’s SCOTUS nominees, and the Women’s Health Protection Act / Equality Act combo, they supported Biden. They want the Democrats – secular leftists – to pick the Supreme Court judges. Remember that in November.

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  • Wintery Knight is an anonymous blogger, theologically inclined non-white conservative evangelical Protestant Christian who favors the old-earth (14 billion-year universe) perspective, and a firm supporter of intelligent design. Check out his blog at https://winteryknight.com/

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