“Effective immediately, pending further District review of your conduct, you are placed on paid administrative leave from your position as an assistant coach with the Bremerton High School football program,” Level wrote to the coach in an Oct. 28th letter. “You may not participate, in any capacity, in BHS football program activities.”
Kennedy, who is a devout Christian, had been under investigation since September after someone complained about his post-game prayers at the 50-yard-line.
He was directed to cease and desist those prayers on Sept. 17th. He was also ordered to avoid kneeling, bowing his head or doing anything that could remotely be seen as religious.
“You violated those directives by engaging in overt, public and demonstrative religious conduct while still on duty as an assistant coach,” Leavell wrote.
High school football Coach Joe Kennedy has been fired for praying publicly after football games. This should be a message to all Christians to take their children out of public schools where Christianity is persecuted and educate their children either through homeschool or private Christian school.
The scriptures command Christians to give their children a Christian education.
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” Deuteronomy 6:6-9
The other course of action is for Christians to begin to follow the 1st commandment and stop tolerating false religions. The reason why the football coach was fired is that Christianity is incompatible with the tolerance of false religions. God says that He will not give His glory to another.
“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” Isaiah 42:8
The scriptures also command us not to tolerate false religions in Deuteronomy 13 and 17.
Tolerance is always the first step in the suppression of those who are commanded to be tolerant. Tolerance never treats all religions equally. When tolerance is enforced it is always the Christian religion that is persecuted and never false religions.
In accordance with the Bible, state legislatures need to pass laws explicitly protecting the Christian religion and banning false religions.
For more resources on taking your children out of the public school system visit Exodus Mandate. http://exodusmandate.org