Joe Kennedy, the former Washington State coach, was fired from his job as coach for praying with his team after the games.
Kennedy and members of his team would run to midfield and pray – even opposing teams would end up joining.
Kennedy says he never asked any of the students to pray with him — but the school district is claiming that it could be seen as a government endorsement of religion.
His case has now gotten all the way up to the Supreme Court.
But the former Washington state resident is now in perhaps the biggest fight of his life, one that has taken him all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in a religious liberty dispute over the limits of exercising one’s faith in public.
The nine justices will hear oral arguments Monday on whether the local school district properly suspended Kennedy from his job at Bremerton High School, after he refused to stop praying on the field at the end of games.
Kennedy gave this interview back in 2015 when he initially filed a lawsuit over the prayer ban.
Will the Supreme Court stand for the free exercise of religion?