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Supreme Court will hear the case today about a football coach losing his job for praying after the game

Joseph Kennedy fired for praying after football games
Joseph Kennedy was fired for praying after football games, he did it by himself and later on his players and players from the other team joined him. Now he will battle in court.

Joseph Kennedy prayed on the field every game for seven years while coaching at Bremerton High School in Washington before it offended another coach. In September 2015, the school district learned that he was praying for kids and giving them motivational speeches that included some bible passages.

The coach who did not like it though served as a catalyst to ultimately cost Kennedy his job. They claim he was fired for defying directives to end his practice of praying on the field.

Kennedy will be in court today defending his stance on praying after the football game. Will the US Supreme Court help him get his job back? We will find out today.

The district if fighting him saying Kennedy was acting as an agent of the state who, as a public school employee, violated the religious freedom of students who felt pressure to pray-to-play.

Kennedy was placed on paid administrative leave for praying on the fifty yard line and the athletic director recommended Kennedy not be re-hired.

I hope today the courts listen to the good fight of Kennedy and realize he was just performing free speech and free exercise. He was not doing anything illegal and he was not forcing anyone to pray.

As a huge believer in Jesus, I hope he wins today! Every NFL game ends with a prayer at the 50 yard line.

Damond Talbot

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