Supreme Court to hear appeal of high school coach who lost job over on-field prayers

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2022
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Larry Steagall / Kitsap Sun via AP file

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday takes up the case of a Washington state high school football coach who lost his job after he refused to stop praying on the field immediately after games.

Joseph Kennedy says the school district violated his religious freedom by telling him he couldn’t pray so publicly after the games, but the district says it was trying to avoid the appearance that the school was endorsing a religious point of view.

The case presents an important test of the current court’s notion of the separation between church and state....

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