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Big surprise: Joe Kennedy is a phony-baloney Christian crusader. Another big surprise: the Christian Reich of the Supreme Court got SNOOKERED by his bullshit. They bought his malarkey, hook, line, and sinker. What continues to be disturbing to me is that the evidence that SCOTUS completely mishandled this case is out there for all to see (or at least all who might give a damn), yet nothing can be done about it, since they are the court of last resort.

And the Separation of State and Church upon which this country was founded has been weakened by these self-serving jackasses. You do NOT want to guess how PISSED I am at this point. ๐Ÿ˜ก

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"A family health situation"???? WTF-them preyers ain't working? Jesus christ-that's a shock. Them prayers ain't working for the children of Sudan either who are dying in large numbers of disease and starvation DAILY. That god who needs so fucking much praise and adoration is screwing those children too.

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"He got everything he wanted."

Weeeeeellll now, I'd guess he didn't, actually.

I suspect what Joe Kennedy wanted was to be able to force tired, bruised, sweaty high school football players to pray with him. I suspect that most of the reason he left is because the community communicated they'd had enough of his shenanigans and essentially shunned his prayer on the 50 yard line after the game. (It looked pretty lonely out there to me in the picture) The whole point was trying to force everyone else to agree with him, not that he wanted to be able to pray; sure, he got what he asked for, but it wasn't really what he wanted. In this case, he wanted more than just being right, he wanted to rub everyone's nose in it and now that they're not impressed with him over it, he's doing the taking his toys and leaving routine.

At this point, I would guess any movie made is either going to stop before that point, or take 'creative license' and have him praying with a bunch of players on the field. SCOTUS should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for ruling on this case and my hope is a (near?!?!? please?) future court overturns this decision with blistering commentary.

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"He got everything he wanted. So what the hell is he so mad about?"

In my opinion he expected to be worshipped by everyone who came to the game for his (delusional) fight for persecuted christians.

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Kennedy leaves chaos in his wake all for a few seconds to violate his savior's instructions found in Matthew 6:5-6. All for him to childishly get in the last word.

Like your religion requires you to do, Kennedy? Even atheists know your religion requires you to pray in secret, away from the public eye.

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He deliberately did all this just for show.

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I for one am beyond sick of Christian performance art that celebrates the victimization of Christians for merely trying to force their faith into public spaces paid for with everyone's tax dollars. I have no idea what he thought he performative prayers were going to accomplish. Don't even try telling me the players on that team weren't pressured into participating, because that is how group dynamics work.

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Let's hope Coach Joe ends up like Joe the Plumber - forgotten and diminished.

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OT: Worst. News. Ever.

"Republican Presidential candidates Ron DeSantis, Donald Trump, Asa Hutchinson & Vivek Ramaswamy all plan to attend Saturday's Iowa at Iowa State game."

I may have to skip watching.

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OT - As I prophesied

๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐๐š ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ž, ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-laws-in-florida-and-elsewhere-are-pushing-faculty-to-leave-survey-says/ar-AA1glXAx

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I'm a big fan of the rule of law. Too bad there are 6 "justices" on the US Supreme Court who aren't.

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Since this coaching gig only pays $5,304, I can't help but wonder what his day job was.

Btw, I'm typing this with both hands! Woohoo!!!

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I didnโ€™t see a link to the article that described Kennedyโ€™s career at the school, how long he was a coach there and when the prayers started, Iโ€™m sure it was reported on before. I would venture a guess that he was there just long enough to get enough attention for the prayers to become a nuisance. It does seem like he got involved in coaching just so he could pull this shit. Even if he had started coaching for the love of the sport, his motives at the end are clearly not student athlete centered or even sport centered.

And it isnโ€™t like football isnโ€™t already steeped in Christian indoctrination, there are huge National Christian organizations centered on bringing god to football players starting at the peewee leagues. There are stories after stories about high school coaches hiring chaplains for their teams and going right into baptisms on the practice fields. What did football need with another coach praying in the most conspicuous way at the most conspicuous spot during the most conspicuous moment of the game?

What needed to happen was an actual Hollywood studio spend their minimal money making a movie that was more realistic about the facts of the case and releasing it just before his came out. Maybe not presenting him as the obvious villain, but a true telling of the story would leave folks with the idea that he isnโ€™t the hero. Maybe with the focus on one of the student athletes perspective rather than his. Plus, it would undermine his financial gain from the movie and book.

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โ€œThe school district informed the justices and explained that the case was now moot. The justices ignored the mootness because, again, these justices want to take these cases. Theyโ€™re eager to weaponize religious freedom and consummate the Crusade.โ€

No doubt! These religious fanatics want to turn this country into The American Taliban; a Christian version of Sharia Law.

They already ruled on the faux website case in Colorado, in which the plaintive didnโ€™t even have a website, so she didnโ€™t have standing to sue.

In Texas, those religious doctors got another religious fanatic judge to rule on behalf on outlawing the abortion pill, mifepristone, without ever treating an abortion patient; again, no standing.

I used to believe that many of these judges who donned a black robe somehow were bestowed a wisdom that eludes the rest of us.

Now Iโ€™m convinced, these judges are just a bunch of ignorant, religious wing-nuts, who never read the Establishment Clause of the Constitution which clearly states no one religion is above another.

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[๐‘Š]โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘™ ๐ท๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘ก.

That would be the fact that the local taxpayers are pissed off that he cost them a shitload of money. There is also the fact that without the implied coercive threat he once held, no one would help him piss on the constitution at midfield.

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Seeing Holy Joe out there all by his lonesome reminds me of Jesus talking about hypocrites praying in public to be seen by the public. Joe thinks he'll get rewarded in heaven. Jesus says having an audience watching his act is all the reward he will ever get.

He wanted his old job back? Pensacola wasn't what he thought it would be? Not the gravy train he expected it would be? Tough. He made his decision. It's too late. They rented out his room after he moved away. Would love to see Bremerton High now go on a tear and win the championship. All without you-know-who.

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