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High school football assistant fired for praying on field, then backed by the Supreme Court, resigns

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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Religion and Faith, Sports, Football, Washington, Joe Kennedy, Resignation
Ted S. Warren / AP file

An assistant football coach in Washington state who lost his job after he prayed on the field following games and then got it back because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year, resigned Wednesday with the promise he’ll continue to fight for religious liberty.

Joe Kennedy, a varsity coach at Bremerton High School, lost his job in 2015 and fought a yearslong legal battle to get it back.

In a statement on his website, Kennedy cited several reasons for stepping down, including taking care of a sick family member. He also said he will continue...

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