Why the Supreme Court is hearing a case on religion, prayer in schools | JUST THE FAQS

Here's why a school coach's prayer on the football field made it to the Supreme Court – and what it could mean for the future of religious freedom.
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The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared to be leaning against a public school that ousted a football coach for praying on the 50-yard line after games as some justices suggested Monday that they saw the prayers as a private matter.

In one of several cases before the court this term testing the limits of Americans' ability to exercise religion in public, former assistant coach Joseph Kennedy sued Bremerton High School for violating his First Amendment rights when officials declined to re-up his contract after some players joined him midfield to take part in the prayers.

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  1. I love how the photo at 0:50 has a sign on the left that shows where the *school* is, and a sign on the right that shows where the *church* is.
    Signs are important.

  2. Correct me if I am wrong. Did not Jesus teach that it was better to pray in private and do not pray in public? Or something like that.

  3. This case is moot. The Asst. coach moved out of state, 2400 miles to Florida. When that happened, it became moot. Petitioner cannot un-moot it. The decision of the lower courts still stand.

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