Wicker Statement on Supreme Court Religious Liberty Decision

June 27, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 6-3 verdict in the case of Kennedy v. Bremerton School District:

“Religious freedom is a bedrock principle enumerated within our Bill of Rights,” Wicker said. “The Supreme Court upheld this principle and our founding documents by coming down on the side of Coach Kennedy. The Court’s protection of the rights of Americans to practice their sincerely-held beliefs is both proper and vital. I will always stand with those who defend one of America’s most sacred traditions and keep the right to religious expression unimpeded.”

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District reviews a decision made by a lower court that permitted a Washington state high school’s head football coach to be terminated for conducting silent, public prayer after school football games.

Wicker joined an amicus brief led by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. in August urging the Supreme Court to reverse the lower court decision.