But he’s being heard in the 9th Circuit so…good luck with that.The Daily Caller:
Thirty seconds or less – that’s all the time it took to cost Joe Kennedy his high school coaching job in Bremerton School District in Washington, all because of the silent prayers he offered on the field after games, and now he’s fighting back in a case that will end in a landmark decision for First Amendment rights.
Kennedy appealed the ruling, and Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments for his case.
Bremerton School District placed Kennedy on administrative leave in 2015 and then refused to renew his coaching contract when he declined to obey a directive from the school that forbade him from praying on the field or exercising his religion in any way that would be visible to students. He had been leading the silent prayers since 2008.
Kennedy filed a lawsuit against the school in 2016, with the First Liberty Institute as his legal counsel, but a federal district judge ruled in favor of the school district. Kennedy’s case caught the attention of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, who denounced the school’s decision.
I featured the inspiring story of Joe Kennedy in my book “Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage.” It’s a wonderful story. Inspiring.
I put no faith in the 9th Circuit. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will take this case on.