"The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure stood up for a Washington state football coach who has refused to comply with a ban on prayer on school grounds.


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Despite a letter before last week's game, Bremerton High School coach Joe Kennedy continued with his postgame prayer at midfield with his players.

"I’m going to be bold in my faith, and fight the good fight," he told the Kitsap Sun newspaper. "It’s beyond humbling to have so much support. Whatever happens -- happens."

The paper reported that the school and Kennedy's attorneys plan to continue a "dialogue" on a possible resolution, and he remains the team's coach.

Cameron Bure came to Kennedy's defense, arguing that the separation of church and state does not ban public prayer.

“It actually guarantees our free exercise of religion so that if it is voluntary, we are allowed to pray wherever we would like to," she said.

Raven-Symone countered that the open display is not fair to people who do not pray. 

The "Full House" star drew a round of applause by firing back, “You don’t have to. It's voluntary. If people would actually put more effort into prayer than to fight prayer, you would see a whole difference in this country to see that power of prayer.”

Watch the full exchange above.


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