Coach Joe asks Supreme Court to allow his prayers

The case of high-school football coach Joe Kennedy, removed from his job because of his school district’s “hostile” attitude toward his prayers, will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, setting up what his legal team hopes will be a landmark case.

“Coach Kennedy has the Constitution on his side,” said a statement from Kennedy’s advocates, the non-profit First Liberty. “The First Amendment prohibits a school district from being hostile toward religious beliefs and expression. The proper role of a school district is to remain neutral and accommodating toward private religious beliefs.”

WND reported in January when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the most overturned appeals court in the country, sided with officials in the Bremerton, Washington, school district.

They fired him for taking a knee to pray on the 50-yard line after games.

A three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit said that when Kennedy kneeled and prayed after games “while



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