Montgomery, AL - Yesterday the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at midfield after football games and that Coach Kennedy's public display of faith was not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In response to this outrageous ruling, Judge Moore issued the following statement:

"Our do-nothing Congress seems to forget that lower courts are fully the creation of the legislative branch of government. That rouge lower court panels, such as the Ninth Circuit, have gotten this far in trampling on our most sacred and foundational rights - without facing any opposition from Congress - is a testament to our lack of principles, disregard for the Constitution, and ignorance of our own power. The same courts that have unilaterally granted foreign nationals a religious liberty right to immigrate are now preventing American Christians from praying.

When I get to the Senate, the days of silent submissiveness from the legislative branch will be over. We will remind the courts, especially the lower courts, how they were created and directed. We will restore the courts to their proper role and we will protect religious liberty.

Religious liberty is the civil rights issue of our time and judicial supremacy is the biggest challenge to righting that ship. It begins by members of Congress taking our oath to the Constitution seriously."


Paid for by Roy Moore for US Senate