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On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments in the case of former Washington high school football coach Joe Kennedy, who was fired in 2015 after praying postgame with players on the team.
“No teacher or coach should lose their job for simply expressing their faith while in public,” stated First Liberty president and Kelly Shackelford who is representing Kennedy in the case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Daily Wire reported on Kennedy’s case when it was turned down in 2019:
“Kennedy also led prayers with the team before and after games, but court documents note the tradition predated his employment and that his religion didn’t require him to lead such prayers, but did require him to give thanks after each game,” the Daily Wire reported, summarizing the case according to court documents. “As Kennedy kneeled and prayed after each game, members of the team began to join him until a majority of the team was also praying. Members of the opposing team were also invited to join. Kennedy eventually began giving mid-field motivational speeches after the games that included religious messaging.“
In a press release, Kennedy said, “Six years away from the football field has been far too long. I am extremely grateful that the Supreme Court is going to hear my case and pray that I will soon be able to be back on the field coaching the game and players I love.”
BREAKING! SCOTUS announced it will hear Coach Kennedy’s case. This is the final play of a long legal battle. He was fired for silently praying on the football field. A victory could impact all government employees and also change the way courts consider religious freedom. pic.twitter.com/kYgl5SZ7pS
— First Liberty Institute (@1stLiberty) January 14, 2022
Supreme Court to hear case of high school football coach fired after praying with players postgamehttps://t.co/b0h7nYV8HX
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 18, 2022
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