Joe Kennedy, the high school football coach in Washington state who won a landmark Supreme Court case after losing his job for praying on the field with students, announced on Wednesday that he was stepping away from football to advocate for religious liberty.
Kennedy was placed on administrative leave from Bremerton High School in 2015 after complaints about his on-field prayers, then eventually lost his job. He was later reinstated to his position after the Supreme Court ruled this summer that his First Amendment rights had been violated.
On Wednesday, Kennedy said he was resigning from his position at Bremerton to care for a sick family member and be a religious liberty advocate.
“I believe I can best continue to advocate for constitutional freedom and religious liberty by