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A high school coach who was fired for praying at the 50-yard-line after football games is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved and protect not only his religious liberty but also the freedoms of thousands of other teachers in the region. Joe Kennedy, whose case has gained nationwide attention, was not retained as an assistant coach by Bremerton (Wash.) High School following the 2015 season after he prayed, multiple times, in violation of a district policy. Kennedy’s post-game prayers typically involved his kneeling silently at midfield.
Kennedy lost his case at the district court and at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The US Supreme Court declined to hear his case in 2019, even though four of the justices expressed openness to hearing the case at a later date, after the lower courts better developed the record. Those four justices at the time said that the Ninth Circuit’s reasoning “is troubling and may justify review in the future.” The Ninth Circuit ruled that the prayers violated the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause.
First Liberty Institute, which is representing Kennedy, hopes the high court is ready to hear the case this time. “No American should be forced to choose between their faith and the job they love,” said Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel at First Liberty. “The Ninth Circuit’s opinion threatens the rights of millions of Americans who simply want to be able to exercise their faith freely without fear of losing their job. We hope the Supreme Court will right this wrong and restore Coach Kennedy to the football field where he belongs.”
The petition to the Supreme Court points out that the Ninth Circuit’s opinion “has far-reaching effects for the hundreds of thousands of teachers in the Ninth Circuit, because the Ninth Circuit’s decision converts practically everything public-school teachers do or say during school hours or after-hours functions into government speech that the school may prohibit, thereby ensuring that teachers in the Ninth Circuit really do shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression at the schoolhouse gate. The petition further points out that it converts the Establishment Clause from a protection against state-imposed religion into a cover for suppressing private religious speech.
Let us remember to pray for the success of Joe Kennedy’s case in the Supreme Court. The Devil is unleashing everything he has in his arsenal against God’s people in these last days. But the Bible makes it abundantly clear, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Rom. 8:37). Amen!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
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- Our special charity collection at the end of the service
- Baptismal Class, 5:00 p.m.
- Intercessory Prayer Meeting, 5:00 p.m. The PI’s, Ni’s & GI’s will meet
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- Evening service is cancelled
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- Baptismal Class, 5:00 p.m.
Upcoming Calendar of Events
|October||Pastor Appreciation Month|
|October 22nd||Outreach Night|
|November 7th||World Sunday School Day|
The first viewing for Bro. Edward Fenton
Sister Ann Fenton’s Husband
Place: Turnbull’s Funereal Home
Date: Wednesday September 29th
Time: 4- 6:00 p.m.
The second viewing
Place: Faith Wesleyan Holiness Church.
Date: Thursday September 30th, 2021
Time: 9-10.00 a.m.
Service following immediately at 10:00 a.m.
Interment: Smith Bay Eastern Cemetery
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The vision of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC. is to be a mighty people who live as world over-comers: being all God wants them to be, doing all God wants them to do, possessing all God wants them to possess, and manifesting the power of God through signs, wonders and mighty deeds.
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