Thursday, February 29, 2024

Stephen Colbert’s Mocking of Religious Liberty Draws Backlash

'Gold. You can understand now why they give this guy $15 million a year... '

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Snowflake media activist and alleged comedian Stephen Colbert decided to mock the religious freedom ruling issued by the Supreme Court, and received blistering rebukes for his misguided efforts.

After the Supreme Court decided that a high school football coach — or anybody else in this country — has a constitutional right to pray in public spaces, Colbert took a stab at humor at the expense of religion. It didn’t go well.

“If the Supreme Court is going to allow prayer in the middle of a high school football field, they should allow high school football games in the middle of a church,” he said.

Joseph Kennedy, a public high school football coach from Washington state, was placed on administrative leave by the school district for praying on the field after games. In the majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote that government cannot restrict a person from praying in a public space because it is their constitutional under the First Amendment.

“Kennedy’s private religious exercise did not come close to crossing any line one might imagine separating protected private expression from impermissible government coercion.”

People immediately criticized Colbert’s ignorance and his boneheaded attempt at humor, noted the Daily Wire.

“I miss comedy that wasn’t just college sophomores thinking they just discovered arguing,” National Review’s Dan McLaughlin tweeted.

“Gold. You can understand now why they give this guy $15 million a year,” scoffed the New York Post‘s David Harsanyi.

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