We've been fighting for religious liberty and the freedom to worship since our founding. It's our first and arguably, most precious natural right. The American Constitutional Rights Union filed an amicus brief in support of Coach Joe Kennedy, who lost his teaching job because he knelt and said a quiet prayer by himself after a football game ended. The Ninth Circuit noted that, because Coach Kennedy taught and coached football at a public high school, his prayer was government speech that has no First Amendment protection and that, even if his prayer was private, the City would violate the Establishment Clause if it allowed the prayer to continue. It is truly appalling that government expects an individual to turn off their deeply-held spiritual beliefs when they report for work at a public establishment. It is beyond shocking that our courts are upholding this attack on one of our most fundamental natural rights, the freedom to practice religion. Should public employees have to choose between their faith and a job?” We applaud the Supreme Court of the United States for doing its job and deciding in favor of Coach Joe Kennedy to exercise his freedom of religious beliefs. This is what a constitutionalist Supreme Court is all about. Please join us to continue the fight to protect the core values of our great Constitutional Republic.
I'm pleased to announce Jonathan Dobbs has joined the ACRU as Project Director for the Committee to Support and Defend. (CSD) Captain Dobbs served as an Active Duty Chaplain in the United States Air Force, advising leaders on spiritual, ethical, moral, morale, and religious accommodation issues within their units.