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First Liberty Institute partners with elite volunteer litigators from our nation’s top law firms to protect religious liberty for all Americans—in schools, for houses of worship and religious institutions of all faiths, in the military, and throughout the public arena. We are committed to reestablishing religious freedom—America’s “First Freedom”—in accordance with the principles instituted by our founders. If you believe your religious liberty rights have been threatened or violated, please contact First Liberty Institute so we can determine how we may be able to help. Each request for legal help will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Our legal team evaluates each request, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer legal services for every matter for which we are contacted.

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.