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Stephen Colbert Mocks SCOTUS Religious Freedom Decision. He Gets Roasted.

In a typically lame attempt at comedy, late-night host Stephen Colbert mocked the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the case of the high school football coach who prayed on the field.

He got roasted.

“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,” Colbert taunted.

Colbert was referencing the Court’s decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, which revolved around Joseph Kennedy, the Washington state public high school football coach who was placed on administrative leave by the school district and banned from participating in the football program for praying on the field after games.

Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion, “Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress. Religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination.”

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

Colbert’s tweet engendered derision on social media as his supposed comedic genius got dragged.

“I miss comedy that wasn’t just college sophomores thinking they just discovered arguing.”

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

“Alexa, show me a dumb*** attempting to connect things that literally have nothing to do with each other whatsoever, which will then prove his dumb*** audience nodding in approval is even dumber than he is.”

“As a pastor’s kid and former high school football player I could totally get on board with with [sic] this.”

“This is moronic.”

In March, Colbert was bashed after he pontificated from his elitist perch in the face of rising gas prices, “Today, the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high of over $4/gallon. OK, that stings, but a clean conscience is worth a buck or two. It’s important. I’m willing to pay $4/gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon b/c I drive a Tesla.”

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