Very misleading article. The dopey coach was asked repeatedly to not put the school district at risk for violation of state and federal law. "Kennedy's conduct poses a genuine risk that the district will be liable for violating the federal and state constitutional rights of students or others".
He was first placed on PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, and told he could have his job back at any time, as long as he complied with the district laws (like every other teacher in the district). He refused, and so lost his job. At first he complied, but a "religious rights organization" convinced him to go against state and federal law and pray anyway. The school had already offered this nobody a private place in which to pray, but again he had refused. What an antisocial jerk and ego maniac. No one and I mean NO ONE would be on this twerps side if he was bowing to Mecca. He hides behind his bible and proclaims, "I am more special than the rest of you! I can do anything I want because I am a religious zealot". What a loser. They did the right thing by kicking his ass to the curb. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <yifuxero@...> wrote : Christian football coach loses job after praying at games. (he first prayed for some 15-20 sec after each game right on the 50 yard line; not privately). Then, team members joined in. Coach Joe says it's all voluntary. No! ....when your team members start engaging in group activities, whatever that may be (even "God" forbid - gang rapes), there's an incentive resulting from peer pressure to participate otherwise risk being shunned. ... I've seen the same phenomenon on real-life prison documentaries. Prisoners sometimes are "encouraged" to pray in special sessions where they hold hands and praise God. OK, fine; but try not attending the prayer group. Next thing you'll get a shank in the gut for being a nonconformist. Joe Kennedy, praying high school football coach, sues district to get his job back http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/10/joe-kennedy-praying-high-school-football-coach-sue/ http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/10/joe-kennedy-praying-high-school-football-coach-sue/ Joe Kennedy, praying high school football coach, sues ... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/10/joe-kennedy-praying-high-school-football-coach-sue/ A former high school football coach has filed a federal lawsuit against a Washington state school district after he lost his job for praying on the 50-yard li... View on www.washingtontime... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/10/joe-kennedy-praying-high-school-football-coach-sue/ Preview by Yahoo