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Gary Bauer's End of Day Report

The Supreme Court today issued a decision in the case of Coach Kennedy.  You may recall that Coach Kennedy was fired from his job as a high school football coach by the Bremerton, Washington, school district because he prayed by himself on the 50-yard line after each game.  Overtime, students voluntarily joined him and that’s when school officials tried to muzzle Coach Kennedy.  First, he was ordered to stop praying on the football field, and eventually his coaching contract was canceled. Believe it or not, Sports Illustrated saw this praying coach as a threat to democracy.  They may know a thing or two about sports, but they evidently know nothing about constitutional law or democracy.