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Like any good sports movie, the harrowing tale of high school football coach Joseph Kennedy has seen its fair share of ups and downs.
But unlike many sports movies, this protagonist actually appears headed for a happy ending.
Kennedy and his entire ordeal garnered national attention in 2015, when the football coach refused to abandon his practice of a post-game prayer at the 50-yard line while leading the young men of the Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington.
For some reason that has still yet to be articulated effectively, Kennedy’s post-game prayers apparently ruffled the feathers of the school district, ultimately leading to Kennedy losing his job.
Sure, the school district argued that Kennedy’s post-game prayers violated the Constitution’s prohibition against government endorsement of religion, but anyone with two brain cells could see the cracks in that argument.
No student was being compelled to join the coach for prayer. In fact, even typically far-left ESPN admitted that “after a few games some of his players asked to join in.”
“I told them, ‘It’s a free country; this is America, you can do whatever you want,’” Kennedy told ESPN in 2022.
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