‘The View’ host calls football coach’s prayers ‘performative’: ‘If Muslim, he would be privately praying’

“The View” co-host Sara Haines took a dig at Coach Joe Kennedy after he won his Supreme Court case ruling he could pray after games on the 50-yard line, calling his display of faith “performative.”

“Now, just to be clear, this coach was praying at the end of the game on the battlefield. That’s how he captured it, in the 50-yeard line,” she began on “The View” Tuesday in response to Kennedy’s historic win.

One of the other hosts pointed out that it was on public property.

“No, I’m not defending it. What I’m saying is my problem with it is it feels performative. Prayer is usually private. And when you pray, if this were a Muslim, he/she would be privately praying. To me, the problem is you’re on the center field, it was not brief and it was audible. He would pray outwardly,” Haines stated during the segment.

“If you’re the leader of a team and I was an athlete, I would feel, and this is what Sunny and I were discussing, that you’re looking for game-time, playing-time. You’re looking to be favored. Some people are competing to be the captain of the team. It is not lost on anyone that when someone in authority is doing something and is saying, ‘Come one, come all,’ that you wouldn’t feel a pressure from a public school,” she asserted.

Her take was shredded on social media for a myriad of reasons.

One Christian conservative noted, “If I can hear you, and decide to join you, you aren’t allowed to pray. What a take.”

Another addressed the portion of her comments on Muslim prayer.

A number of commenters picked up on that theme, pointing out that Muslims and other religions pray in public all over the place.

“Ummm…no, Muslims, Jews, they pray anywhere… even on planes. How do you not know this?” another commenter asked.

“These folks need to read the bill of rights. Their personal@preference has nothing to do with anything,” one user observed.

Not only is the issue constitutional in nature it is also very personal to many concerning the expression of their faith and how it is taught to their children.

Another Twitteruser clapped back in splendid fashion, “You’re damn right it was performative. It’s a grown man showing young boys how to be good men. I love it!”

One person bluntly told Haines, “It must be hard to be a fool.”

Americans have a right to freedom of religion, not the left’s censored view of the practice which evidently entails out of sight, out of mind, that Christians should be seen but not heard.

Another commenter was explicit in explaining freedom of religion to the leftist, “Freedom of religion not freedom from religion. No one is forcing or pressuring anyone. How is someone praying in public a threat to anyone?”

Perhaps Haines needs to brush up on the First Amendment.

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