Outrageous Coach Suspended for Post-Game Prayers: 'Explicit Religious Discrimination'
Washington high school football coach Joe Kennedy has drawn national attention for his post-game practice of kneeling at the 50-yard line and praying, often with students and other coaches.
Kennedy, who was placed on leave from Bremerton High School for publicly praying with students, told Bill O'Reilly tonight that he believes in giving glory to God after games.
He explained that it was a longstanding tradition, but apparently an administrator complained to the principal, leading to Kennedy's season-long suspension when he refused to stop the post-game prayers.
Kennedy's attorney, Kelly Shackelford, explained that this comes down to an incredible misconception of a law.
He said that banning prayer is "explicit religious discrimination," which violates the First Amendment and federal employment laws.
"It's inexplicable, what's happening," Shackelford said. "They said that he is not allowed to ever visibly show any religion or he'll be fired."
Watch the "Factor" interview above.
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