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Supreme Court to hear case of coach fired for praying

4 monthes ago   |   By RT

The US Supreme Court has accepted the freedom of religion case after having previously turned it down
A Seattle high school football coach who was fired for refusing to stop praying at the end of games has taken the matter to the Supreme Court.
Joe Kennedy, who worked as a coach for Seattle's Bremerton High School, was dismissed from his job and sued by the school after he refused to stop his post-game ritual, which included a 15-second prayer while kneeling on the football pitch.
In a 2015 complaint , the Bremerton School District called the “overtly religious references” in Kennedy's...
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Supreme Court to hear case of high school football coach who lost job after praying with players

Supreme Court to hear case of high school football coach who lost job after praying with players

4 monthes ago   |   By The Washington Post

The case dates to 2015, when Joseph Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington, offered private prayer after games and often was joined by players and coaches of both teams. An opposing coach complained, and Kennedy's contract was not renewed.
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Supreme Court to Hear Case of Coach Who Lost His Job Over Postgame Prayers

4 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

A federal appeals court ruled that a school board in Washington State could require the coach to stop praying at the 50-yard line after high school football games.
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Supreme Court to hear case of praying ex-football coach

4 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear the case of a former Seattle-area football coach who was removed from his job because he refused to stop praying on the field.
Former Bremerton High School coach Joe Kennedy's lawyers say the religious beliefs of their client, who is Christian, “compelled him to give thanks through prayer at the conclusion of each game for what the players accomplished and for the opportunity to be part of their lives through football.” After games had ended and after both teams' players and coaches met at midfield to shake hands, Kennedy would kneel...
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