Crucial Ruling Handed Down After Coach Is Fired For Praying

By Mike Fishmore | May 19, 2024

Fired for praying

The Bremerton School District in Washington unanimously approved a $1.775 million settlement for former football coach Joseph Kennedy.

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He was fired for praying on the field. Kennedy is now permitted to return as an assistant coach in 2023 and will receive a stipend. 

Constitutional right

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The Supreme Court had previously ruled 6-3 that Kennedy had a constitutional right to kneel and pray with students after games.