Moral solutions: High School Football Coach fights persecution; High School sings Star-Spangled Banner; Hungary rejects Immigration quotas

Moral solutions:

High School Football Coach fights persecution; High School sings Star-Spangled Banner; Hungary rejects Immigration quotas

1. Coach ramps up fight for prayers on 50-yard line

Bob Unruh

“They put me on suspension and then at the end of the year they gave me an adverse write-up of how well I did my job. I didn’t change anything for eight years,” Kennedy told Trump in front of the other retired service members. “Always prayed after every game. And they just really slapped me on it. Said what a horrible person I was. Ended up just not renewing my contract, so ultimately firing me.”

Joe Kennedy, former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington state.

Joe Kennedy, former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington state.

NFL players are using the playing of the national anthem to promote a social agenda, and it’s already spread to college and high school athletes.

There have been no serious repercussions.

But let a high school coach, on his own initiative, kneel in prayer at midfield after a game and watch out.

That’s the substance of the legal argument developing for Joe Kennedy, an assistant football coach for Bremerton High School in Washington state until he was fired for taking a knee on the field before and after games and praying.

A district court denied his request to halt the school district’s discrimination against him, and now he has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of his plan to appeal

“I’ve attended the games this season as a spectator, but it’s been a punch in the gut to be in the stands,” Kennedy said in a statement released by First Liberty Institute, which is working on his case.

Kennedy sued after Bremerton High School terminated him for offering a brief, quiet prayer at the 50-yard line after football games. In the lawsuit, Kennedy’s attorneys claimed the Bremerton School District violated Kennedy’s First Amendment rights.

“If the Constitution protects the right of a football coach to kneel in protest, it should certainly protect the right of a football coach to kneel in prayer,” said Mike Berry, the institute’s senior counsel.

Kennedy wants only to get his job back; he is seeking no monetary damages.

His original lawsuit was filed Aug. 9 in the Western District of Washington. The next month he asked for a preliminary injunction. His notice of appeal to the 9th Circuit came this week after his request was rejected.

“Effective immediately,” Superintendent Aaron Leavell wrote in a letter to the coach, “pending further district review of your conduct, you are placed on paid administrative leave from your position as an assistant coach with the Bremerton High School football program. You may not participate, in any capacity, in BHS football program activities.”

Shortly later, during the 2015 football season, the school dismissed him.

In an appearance on Fox News, Kennedy described his reasons for praying: “It’s something that I kind of made an agreement with, my personal faith in God, that this is something I was going to do – give Him the glory after every single game and do it on the 50 and I’m kind of a guy of my word.”

As WND reported, he said he prayed both before and after games for years for the safety of all the players. Often, players on both teams would join him on the field to bow their heads.

Trump decries ‘absolutely outrageous’ attack on ‘religious liberty’

church-state3-first-amendmtRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump mentioned Kennedy’s “outrageous” plight while speaking about religious liberty during the Retired American Warriors PAC gathering on Monday in Herndon, Virginia.

“The other day, just to add to your list, I was watching one of the news programs and they had a, I think high school football coach, you know, they’re going into battle,” said Trump.

Audience members then interrupted Trump, saying “he’s here,” referring to the coach.

Trump, who said he had no idea Kennedy was in attendance, then asked the former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant to stand.

“So you’re not allowed to pray before a football game?” Trump asked.

“They put me on suspension and then at the end of the year they gave me an adverse write-up of how well I did my job. I didn’t change anything for eight years,” Kennedy told Trump in front of the other retired service members. “Always prayed after every game. And they just really slapped me on it. Said what a horrible person I was. Ended up just not renewing my contract, so ultimately firing me.”

Trump responded that Kennedy’s termination was “absolutely outrageous. I think it’s outrageous. I think it’s very, very sad and outrageous. Hey, it’s about religious liberty.”

Read more at

http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/coach-fired-for-kneeling-in-prayer-takes-action-to-settle-score/

2. Silent Pro-Life Protesters Disrupt Bill Clinton Rally In Ohio

Charlie Spiering

STEUBENVILLE, OHIO – Former President Bill Clinton is feeling the effects of a polite protest.

abortion-pro-life-silent-protestHe was on stage at a middle school gym on Tuesday evening, speaking to a small group of supporters at a middle school in Steubenville, Ohio. As he spoke, some of the attention in the crowd turned to a handful of young people standing silently with red tape over their mouths.

Written on the tape was the word “LIFE.”

They stood silently during the entire rally, as Clinton-supporting Democrats shot annoyed glances their direction.

After Clinton was finished speaking, they turned to the media cameras and continued to stand silently.

Afterwards, Salvador, one of the protesters, revealed that they are pro-life activists who attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Catholic college about a mile from where Clinton held his rally.

“The stance on life can’t be ignored,” he said, pointing out that it was telling that Clinton supporters tried to cover up their message.

Salvador said they were “witnessing to the voice that will never be heard of the unborn children.”

He explained that a silent protest was an effective way to get out their message, without being rude.

“We don’t need anger in here, we can do it in a peaceful way,” he said.

Silent Pro-Life Protesters Disrupt Bill Clinton Rally In Ohio

 

3. Voters Reject Obama’s Internet Surrender…

by Joel B. Pollak

cartoon-obama-yard-saleA new Breitbart/Gravis poll released Wednesday shows that more than two-thirds of registered voters oppose President Barack Obama’s surrender of control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to a multi-stakeholder group that includes foreign governments.

The transfer happened last weekend, on Oct. 1, despite vocal opposition from Congress and concern that regimes such as China, Russia or Iran could eventually censor free speech on the Internet.

The poll question asks: “The United States will relinquish its administrative control over the Internet to a private organization where other countries, which could include China, Russia and Iran, will have influence for the first time on the management of the Internet. Do you think this is a good idea or not?” 71% called the policy a “bad idea,” while only 7% called it a “good idea,” and 21% were “unsure.”

Asked whether “this [is] an example of America’s weakening leadership in the world,” 51% of registered voters agreed, 36% disagreed, and 13% were unsure.

The poll was conducted Oct. 3 among 1,690 registered voters with a 2.4% margin of error.

…Voters Reject Obama’s Internet Surrender…

 

4. Students Break Out in ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ When Sound System Fails at High School Volleyball Game

Warner Todd Huston

american_flagIn a break with the recent attacks on our national anthem, when a sound system broke down just as a high school volleyball game was set to begin, instead of ignoring the national anthem, the whole gym full of teenagers raised their voices to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

We have become accustomed to seeing stories with athletes, both professional and amateur, indulging in anti-American protests when the national anthem is played before games, but one high school in Troy, New York, is bucking that trend.

As students at Troy’s Lansingburgh High School prepared for a girls’ volleyball game, the gym sound system broke down and was unable to play the national anthem. Not to be denied their patriotism, instead of remaining quiet as the technicians tried to fix the sound system, the students erupted in song.

Students Break Out in ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ When Sound System Fails at High School Volleyball Game

 

5. Hungary Referendum: EU Humiliated as 95 Percent Say NO to Migrant Quotas

Chris Tomlinson

hungary-no-to-immigrationHungarian Prime minister Viktor Orban has delivered a huge blow to the European Union after 95 per cent of the Hungarian public soundly rejected EU migrant redistribution plans.

The Hungarian referendum on the redistribution of migrants and asylum seekers by the European Union has faced an almost unanimous result among Hungarian voters. An overwhelming majority of those who cast their ballot agree with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that Hungary should not be forced by the European Union to accept migrants via redistribution.

The victory could set in motion the Orban government’s plans to create laws that may be even more stringent toward asylum seekers who enter the country and possibly those who are residing there today. Spokesman for Orban, Zoltan Kovacs, told press in Brussels last month that he expected the result to affirm the position of the government and be used as a stepping stone to create more laws.

Hungary Referendum: EU Humiliated as 95 Percent Say NO to Migrant Quotas

 

6. Brunell Donald-Kyei: If Journalists Only Told One Side of the Story During Slavery, ‘Black People Would Still Be Slaves’

John Hayward

Brunell Donald-Kyei, vice-chair of Diversity Outreach at the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, was a guest on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Matt Boyle and discussed her support of Donald Trump for president.

brunell-donald-kyei-trump-diversityShe explained her focus was on bringing the Trump campaign’s message to all minority groups, including African Americans, women, Asians, Arabs, and “every single person of color, whether it be color or no color.

“What I will say is this: Donald Trump is saying, ‘America first.’ That is exactly why I am voting for him,” she said. “I’m a lifelong Democrat. I’ve always voted Democrat. I voted for our President two times, Mr. Barack Obama.” She added, “You know, I believed in him when he said, ‘Yes, we can,’ and ‘You know there’s hope. We can do it together,’ and here it is eight years later; nothing happened.”

Donald-Kyei described her disillusionment with Obama’s failure to live up to his promises, saying she was a Bernie Sanders supporter who decisively broke with the Democrats for the way he was treated in the 2016 primary:

Donald-Kyei said there are many other disillusioned Democrats who might be ready to climb aboard the Trump Train:

Let me tell you what’s going on: we all voted for change, for hope, from President Obama, and basically what happened is, I know with black people – I’m not trying to be funny – there were black people that we all voted together, and they were like, “Oh, we know he’s not gonna do anything. He’s a puppet. He’s not going to do anything. I don’t believe him.”

And this was black people across the table, saying it in their homes, in quiet, not really in the public. I was one of those people that actually believed hope and change was gonna come, and so that first four years, like many black people, especially the ones in poverty, we thought, okay, well, he did have a lot of wealthy donors that put him in office and stuff, too.

Now, you’re gonna get a lot of black people that will say, because they want to vote emotionally and not really look at the facts on the ground with poor people, they’ll say, “Well, you know, the Republican Congress, they blocked him. That’s why he couldn’t do anything for black people.” And that’s rubbish.

“In Donald Trump, we have a presidential candidate who is thinking about the little guy on the bottom, who’s making no money, who’s unemployed,” she argued, while rejecting the notion that life is improved for that little guy merely by punishing the rich.

“They’re putting money into our country. You shouldn’t be punished because you’re living the American Dream,” she said. “We all want to live the American Dream. That’s why Donald Trump is so important. He’s saying, ‘Look, I don’t care about your race. I don’t care about your color. I care that you really have a real shot at the American Dream.’”

“His policies that he’s coming out with, he’s laying them out for a common-sense person to understand. He’s not trying to talk over any American’s head.” She declared, “He’s talking directly to America, and that’s why he is, I believe, the candidate that should go into office and that we should have the inauguration for on January 20th, 2017.”

Read more of Ms. Donald-Kyei’s comments here:

Breitbart News Daily — Trump Diversity Director Calls Out Establishment Press: ‘We would still be slaves’ if We Had Today’s Media in 1800s

 

7. Black man who dislikes cops stunned by white trooper’s action

mark-ross-cop-helps-black-manMark Ross – a black man in Indiana who says he dislikes cops – tragically learned his 15-year-old sister was killed in a car accident and was determined to get to his mother in Detroit on Sept. 25, but Ross was dumbfounded by a white state trooper’s kind act after a traffic stop.

Ross had begged a friend to drive him to Detroit at 3 a.m. According to his Facebook post, he and his friend sped through Ohio, hoping to reach Ross’ mother as quickly as possible. That’s when Ohio State Trooper J. Davis pulled over the car and discovered that the driver had both a suspended license and an outstanding warrant. The driver was taken into custody, and his car was towed, according to Cleveland’s WJW-TV 8.
That meant Ross was stranded in Ohio without a ride to his mother’s house and sister’s funeral.

That’s when Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison showed up.

“I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry,” Ross wrote.

“He REACHES OVER AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME AND MY FAMILY,” he continued.

“He offered to bring me 100 miles further to Detroit because they towed the vehicle. Everybody knows how much I dislike Cops but I am truly Greatful (sic) for this Guy. He gave me hope.”

After praying for Ross, Sgt. Robison drove him more than 100 miles to Detroit. He took Ross to a coffee shop to meet his cousin.

It was just so overwhelming,” Ross told Inside Edition. “They were trying to help us.”
Ross and his family say they are grateful for Robison’s kindness, and Robison has indicated he plans to attend the teen girl’s funeral.

Read more at

http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/black-man-who-dislikes-cops-stunned-by-white-troopers-action/

 

 

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