(By Todd Starnes) High school football coach Joe Kennedy was fired for praying and now he wants his job back. Kennedy, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Bremerton School District in Washington State, claiming he was let go because of his religious beliefs. The school district has yet to respond to the lawsuit.
“They fired him for praying,” said Michael Berry, the coach’s attorney. Berry is with First Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s largest law firms handling religious liberty cases. “If a school can do this to someone like Coach Kennedy, they can do it to anybody,” Berry told me. The coach is not asking for a single penny in his lawsuit—he just wants his job back. CONTINUE