This is about a case going to the Supreme Court of the United States.
“The case, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, involves a Washington public high school football coach, Joe Kennedy, who wants to be able to pray publicly with students. Kennedy had a long history of leading his players in prayer, in the locker room and on the field. When this was brought to the attention of the school administration in 2015, he was asked to stop. He refused, insisting he must be permitted to pray publicly with students.
Kennedy and his lawyers at the Christian extremist First Liberty Institute advance the narrative he was fired for praying silently and privately. First Liberty claims: “The school district fired Coach Kennedy for taking a knee and praying a silent, 15-30 second prayer.” The truth is that Kennedy refused an accommodation that would have let him pray silently and privately, and his contract was not renewed because he demanded to be able to pray audibly and publicly with students.”
How not surprising at all. I guess that the poor dears find that their god’s words against liars don’t apply to them and/or that they can treat their god as a vending machine, demanding forgiveness for the sin they chose to do.
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Bring on the Satanists!!
I figure the average coach, if he or she also has a teaching load, is on the job (at most) 50 hours a week. More likely much less time facing students. That leaves said coaches, or whoever, about 118 hours a week to practice whatever religion they wish, in any manner they wish including all forms of prayer but excluding human and animal sacrifice. At most, God wants five to seven times a day, in a room, alone, with God. Not only is he lying. He’s greedy.
There are many reasons contracts are not renewed, especially for coaches. Included on the list are getting the school in trouble, insubordination, and generally being an ass hole. 🙂 I gotta throw the BS on this one.
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my recollection of high school coaches is pretty much spot on with yours. the football coach in my high school also taught history, and he was lazy and incompetent.
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I just realized this is guy is the one from Washington State. I recall all that noise.
This will go on the “I got more martyrs than you do” list.
What is it about separation of church and state these idiots don’t get? Bill is right, there is nothing keeping this idjit from practicing his religion, but foisting it upon the kids at a school function, is none of his damn business.
I hope SCOTUS agrees. But I sure have my doubts…
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