Whitman County Gazette 

Supreme Court finds for coach

Justices rule 6-3 in case, allowing coaches to pray


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, Monday, June 27, that a football coach can lead a moment of silence and on the field after the conclusion of a game.

The court ruled, 6-3, in favor of former Bremerton Coach Joseph Kennedy, who challenged his firing.

The court found the Bremerton School District violated Kennedy’s religious freedom when it ordered him to stop leading a moment of silence on the 50-yard line and when it fired the coach for refusing to obey.

Players and others joined Kennedy on the field voluntarily, and were not coerced into doing so, the cou...

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