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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:07 PM

Updated: Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:07 PM

Former NFL Player Jason Sehorn Blasts Court's Ruling Washington State School Justified In Firing Praying Football Coach

Former NFL player Jason Sehorn weighed in this morning on a new ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals against a Christian football coach who was punished for praying with his players.

In a story covered extensively on Fox News, Joseph A. Kennedy lost his job as an assistant football coach at Bremerton, Wash., High School in 2015 after the school district suspended him for leading football players in prayer.

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The three-judge panel sided with the school, ruling Kennedy's prayers with students are not protected by the Constitution. Kennedy attended a Trump campaign event last October, where Trump called the case "outrageous" and "horrible."

On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Sehorn expressed amazement over the case, explaining that it's routine for football teams to recite The Lord's Prayer on the field or in the locker room.

"Every single game I played, at the end the team came together and said The Lord's Prayer. Never played one without it," he said.

He said it's another case where a court decision is protecting the very small percentage who are offended by something, rather than the 95 percent who are fine with it.

"We've gone too far trying to protect or appease the people who complain," said Sehorn, who played cornerback for the Giants from 1994 to 2002.

 

 

 

 

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