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Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:37 AM

‘Jesus’ chants, jeers greet Satanists during Bremerton football game

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‘Jesus’ chants, jeers greet Satanists during Bremerton football game

Originally published October 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm | Updated October 30, 2015 at 1:38 am

The Satanic Temple of Seattle was invited to protest coach Joe Kennedy’s controversial ritual of praying on the 50-yard line after games. Kennedy, who was placed on leave, prayed in the stands after Thursday's game.

By Christine Clarridge

Seattle Times staff reporter

About a dozen members of the Satanic Temple of Seattle, most dressed in hooded black robes and some masked, left Bremerton High School shortly after their arrival at a varsity-football game Thursday night. They came in response to the controversy surrounding coach Joe Kennedy, who was placed on leave this week for praying on the field after games but attended the game in the stands.

Students swarmed the fence where the Satanists stood outside.The mob climbed the fence, shook it, held up crosses, threw liquid, and chanted “Jesus.” Some yelled at the Satanists to go away. ... A few of the half-dozen students and teachers who invited the Satanists to attend the game in the spirit of free expression were allowed outside the fence, where they spoke with members of the atheist and agnostic group and thanked them for coming.

Temple spokeswoman Lilith Starr said the group was invited to protest Kennedy’s ritual of kneeling on the 50-yard line after games and praying. “We want equality for everyone,” she said. “If one group is allowed to pray, everyone should be.” ... Starr said as the group was leaving that their mission was victorious because Kennedy did not pray on the field.
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“They were impressed and wanted to say ‘thank you,’ ” Kennedy said after the Oct. 16 game, where he prayed after the match in defiance of the district’s orders to stop.

From the Associated Press:

Praying coach's suspension opens split on religion in school

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Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:45 AM

1. Football is NOT a religion and a football field is not a place of worship. Full stop.

What next, Muslim prayers at the 25 yard line and a Buddhist ceremony at the goal line?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:45 AM

2. So much for Christian tolerance

-which it never had. Let me shove my religion down your throat with public mumbo-jumbo because it makes me feel good, but damn if you are going to get a chance to display yours.

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