A Washington state high school football coach whose right to pray after games was endorsed by the U.S. Supreme Court will be returning to the school that fired him.
However, despite a timeline for the return of Joseph Kennedy, the former assistant coach of Bremerton High School’s football team, there are still some issues hanging fire, according to KOMO-TV in Seattle.
Kennedy lost his job in twenty fifteen according to KING-TV, also a Seattle station. Kennedy had refused to abandon his practice of post-game prayer at the 50-yard line. Kennedy refused to take his firing quietly and launched lawsuits that eventually made it to the Supreme Court, resulting in a ruling in June that sided with him.
On Tuesday, attorneys for the school district and Kennedy said they have agreed that Kennedy will return to his old job on or before March 15, according to the Kitsap Sun, a daily newspaper based in Bremerton.
Kennedy has to complete all of the standard procedures for being rehired.
“Bremerton School District shall not interfere with or prohibit Kennedy from offering a prayer consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion,” a filing from the two sides said.
But the devil is in the details. How Kennedy’s prayer will take place still has to be worked out.