Displaying 30+ Stories

Trump Raises Religious Liberties Case of Praying Football Coach


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing attention to the plight of a high school football coach whose case shows how religious liberties are under fire in America.

Trump made the reference while working to earn the approval of evangelical voters this week at a special event with hundreds of pastors in New York City.

Religious freedom expert Kelly Shackelford led the discussion, questioning Trump on religious freedom and federal courts.

"I appreciated how, very early in the meeting, Mr. Trump brought up First Liberty's client, Coach Joe Kennedy, and expressed his concern that a high school football coach would be fired for praying after a game," Shackelford said in an interview.

"Mr. Trump said attacks on faith like this need to stop and I agree," he said.

CBN News has reported the story of high school football coach, Joe Kennedy in the past. After being fired for praying with his team in the middle of the field after football games, Coach Kennedy gained national attention.

Watch the story about his fight for religious freedom:

Did you know?

God is everywhere—even in the news. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. We are committed to delivering quality independent Christian journalism you can trust. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Help us continue to be a voice for truth in the media by supporting CBN News for as little as $1.