High School Football Coach Fired For Praying After Games Reinstated
High School football coach Joe Kennedy was fired in 2015 from his position in the Bremerton School District in Washington State for silently kneeling after football games on the 50-yard line. According to Kennedy the school said, “You can choose between your faith and your job,” and then fired him when he continued to silently pray.
Kennedy, a retired Marine, sued the school district over the firing.
First Liberty has a comprehensive timeline of the case, court actions and rulings on a battle that has spanned years.
In June, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Coach Kennedy in a 6-3 vote.
Attorneys for Kennedy have announced that the coach will return to his assistant coaching position in the Bremerton School District by March 15, 2023.
Attorneys for Joe Kennedy and the Bremerton School District have agreed that the former high school assistant football coach will return to the team no later than March 15, 2023, eight years after he was placed on leave and ultimately not rehired after praying with students at the 50-yard line following games
Details of how exactly Kennedy will resume his post-game prayers have yet to be finalized, however, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that the district violated Kennedy’s religious freedom rights by prohibiting him from praying on the field following games.
Proposals for how to word the final order for the case are due by Nov. 8.
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Author: Margaret Flavin