by Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
The Supreme Court is considering a new case related to school prayer. This story began in 2015 when high school football Joe Kennedy got on his knees at mid-field after a game and thanked God quietly.
Kennedy was fired for this act by his employer, Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington. He sued to get his job back.
Fox News (4/25/22) reports: “Lower courts have all ruled for the school. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals concluded that by kneeling and praying in view of students and parents, Kennedy ‘spoke as a public employee, not as a private citizen, and his speech therefore was constitutionally unprotected.’”
Fox News quotes Rachel Laser, the president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State: “No child attending public school should have to pray to play school sports.” But his defenders note the coach was expressing his own…
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