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Arming You with Knowledge in Less than Two Minutes

Join us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Deputy General Counsel —provides an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty.

New episodes of the First Liberty Briefing are released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and are less than two minutes long. To see each week’s new episodes, subscribe on iTunes and listen on Soundcloud and Stitcher.

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Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.