High school coach who was fired for praying with players wins $1.7 million settlement

Joseph Kennedy, a football coach for the Bremerton School District in Washington state, was terminated from his coaching position back in 2015 after he reportedly refused to stop giving speeches containing religious references and for praying with the players.

Initially, Kennedy prayed by himself, but then students and players started joining him. That’s when the school board received complaints that some athletes actually felt pressured to join in.

Kennedy pursued a legal action against the district. The legal battle lasted eight years, after which the Supreme Court eventually ruled Kennedy to be rehired for the upcoming season and to be paid a $1.7 million settlement from the Bremerton School District in Washington State.

“Mr. Kennedy will be an assistant football coach for Bremerton High School for the 2023 season,” the district said on its official website.

The U.S. Supreme Court previously secured Kennedy’s right to pray with students as protected by the First Amendment.

School board president Alyson Rotter said: “We look forward to moving past the distraction of this nearly eight-year legal battle so that our school community can focus on what matters most: providing our children the best education possible.”

Speaking to the Daily Mail following the verdict, Kennedy said: “It is just incredible to know that I did nothing wrong. Everything I did was fine.

“I had a commitment with God that I’d give him thanks after every football game, win or lose.”

He added: “And that’s the way I started out.”

Please SHARE this article with your family and friends on Facebook.

Bored Daddy

Love and Peace

Related Posts

CHER TRAGIC NEWS!

legendary singer has told fans of the tragic news. Cher has announced the tragic news her mum Georgia Holt has died at the age of 96. The…

The Great Salesman!

A young man from Nebraska comes to Florida and looks for work at a large “everything under one roof” department store. “Do you have any sales experience?”…

Can You Remember What This Hole Is Used For?

My husband and I flipped houses for a number of years, and we made some pretty wild discoveries when ripping apart old houses. Some of my favorite…

Marble-topped bee-watering station

Are you tired of seeing thirsty bees buzzing around your garden, desperately searching for water? Well, fret no more! We’ve got a delightful, easy-peasy solution that will…

Little Johnny says the darndest things

Hilarious really made me laugh The teacher asked the class to use the word “fascinate” in a sentence. Molly put up her hand and said, “My family…

62-year-old Billy Ray Cyrus marries 34-year-old bride Firerose – fans upset by one little detail

Billy Ray Cyrus just tied the knot with his partner Firerose. They have been officially dating in 2022 and now have tied the knot in an intimate…