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Should public high school coaches be allowed to lead prayers on the field?

A Christian public high school football coach in Bremerton, Washington lost his appeal to be reinstated and allowed to worship in front of his kids. Joseph A. Kennedy was suspended for praying after games with students on the field, which public employees are not permitted to do. However, Kennedy has a First Amendment right to practice his religion, and if he wants to lead prayer after games, it should be okay. What do you think? 🏈  

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As established by "Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe," leading a prayer as an employee of a public high school is not protected under the First Amendment due to the Establishment Clause. Coaches employed by public schools are public employees. Therefore, public high school coaches should not be allowed to lead prayers on the football field, which is either a public stadium or on school grounds. Simply put, public school officials are not legally allowed to tacitly endorse specific worship.

It doesn't matter if prayer happens after the final whistle. As long as coaches are representing a public high school, they should not be leading prayer.

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Prayer is an important part of many people's lives. Unfortunately, many people can't afford to go to a Christian or Catholic school, so they can't be afforded the privilege of praying at school events. Public schools should allow football coaches and players to pray after games because prayer can help motivate these kids struggling with a loss, or another tragic event.

The First Amendment protects the practice of religion. When games are over, coaches and players are private citizens. They should be allowed to pray on the football field.

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