Fired for Praying: Federal Judge Sides with School District’s Firing of High School Coach

Coach Joe Kennedy. (Image credit: First Liberty Institute)

A Washington state high school football coach has lost another round in his battle against a school district that fired him almost five years ago for his “silent” post-game prayers on the 50-yard line.

On Thursday, Federal District Court Judge Ronald Leighton granted the Bremerton (WA) School District’s motion for summary judgment in the case of Coach Joe Kennedy.

Kennedy and his legal team plan to appeal the decision.

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