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Rep. Long Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a high school football coach fired for exercising his religion. 

“Today, the Supreme Court correctly ruled that a local school district violated the First Amendment by firing a football coach for praying after games,” Congressman Long said. “The First Amendment clearly protects an individual’s right to freely exercise their sincerely held religious beliefs, and the fact that a school would fire someone for practicing their religion privately is totally un-American. Thankfully the Supreme Court ruled on the side of the U.S. Constitution here. No one should be fired for their religious belief. Period, end of story.”