Football Coach Fired for Publicly Praying After Games Loses Appeal

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court ruled that Joe Kennedy, an assistant football coach in Washington state, cannot have his job back due to his inappropriate conduct during his employment at Bremerton School District. What was the forbidden action which caused Coach Kennedy to lose his job? He simply prayed after his team’s games. In Wednesday’s ruling, the three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court’s decision  upholding Coach Kennedy’s firing after he continued to kneel down and pray at the 50-yard-line after games. Such had been his practice since shortly after he