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The Brody File: Donald Trump And Values - September 15, 2016

Donald Trump is our guest this week on The Brody File. Plus, two prominent evangelical leaders explain the importance of evangelicals voting in November. And a football coach fights back against a school district who wants to muzzle his free speech. Read Transcript


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David: OY-GEVALT,

THE HILLARY HEALTH STORY,

ALIVE AND KICKING.

WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION

OF "THE BRODY FILE."

SO MUCH FOR RIGHT-WING

CONSPIRACY.

NOW THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

CAN'T HELP BUT PAY

ATTENTION TO THE STORY.

FIRST, OUR EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH DONALD

TRUMP.

HE RECENTLY APPEARED IN

D.C. AT THE VALUE VOTERS'

SUMMIT AND HAD A VERY GOOD

RECEPTION.

WE'RE "THE BRODY FILE," SO

WE HAD OUR BACK-STAGE PASS

TO SEE TRUMP.

SO HERE WE GO.

JOIN US BACK STAGE.

> WHAT DO YOU NEED TO

DO -- WHAT DO YOU WANT TO

ACCOMPLISH IN THESE

DEBATES, SPECIFICALLY

AGAINST HER?

WIN.

THAT'S ALL I WANT TO DO, I

WANT TO WIN.

LOOK, SHE'S A BAD PERSON.

SHE'S A PERSON THAT HAS A

DONE HORRIBLE JOB.

HER JUDGMENT IS FLAWED.

SHE IS A PERSON WHO HAS

TAKEN US INTO WARS AND

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS

AND THOUSANDS OF LIVES

HAVE BEEN LOST.

YOU LOOK AT WHAT SHE'S

DONE.

YOU LOOK AT HER

STRATEGIES.

SHE HAS NO STRATEGY.

BERNIE SANDERS SAID IT,

BAD JUDGMENT.

SHE HAS BAD, BAD JUDGMENT.

YOU CAN'T HAVE THIS AS

PRESIDENT.

THIS WOULD BE FOUR MORE

YEARS OF OBAMA AND EVEN

WORSE.

AND AS FAR AS THE

EVANGELICALS ARE

CONCERNED, YOU CAN FORGET

IT.

SHE WOULD BE A DISASTER.

David: I WAS GOING

TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT

BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF

TRADITIONAL, CONSERVATIVE

CHRISTIANS THAT THINK SHE

IS ANTI-BIBLICAL WITH

ABORTIONS AND SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK

REGARDING CHRISTIANITY

BEING UNDER ATTACK.

IT IS UNDER ATTACK.

I SAW YESTERDAY WHERE THEY

WERE PRAYING BEFORE A

FOOTBALL GAME, AND NOW

THEY'RE IN TROUBLE FOR

PRAYING BEFORE A FOOTBALL

GAME.

WHOEVER HEARD OF THIS ONE?

THOSE ARE POLICIES THAT

SHE AGREES WITH.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW

THAT, THEY WERE PRAYING IN

THE LOCKER ROOM BEFORE A

GAME, AND NOW THEY'RE IN

TROUBLE.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT

THIS COULD HAPPEN IN OUR

COUNTRY.

THAT'S HILLARY CLINTON AND

PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPORTING

HILLARY CLINTON.

BUT THAT'S NOT DONALD

TRUMP.

David: I TALKED TO

MICHELLE BACHELET ABOUMICHELE BACHMANN, AN D SHE

IS CONCERNED THIS WILL BE

HER LAST ELECTION BECAUSE

IF HILLARY CLINTON IS

PRESIDENT, SHE WILL DO THE

IMMIGRANT THING.

AND SHE, WE AS

REPUBLICANS, WON'T BE ABLE

TO GET THE COUNTRY BACK.

I THINK IT IS GOING TO

BE THE LAST ELECTION THAT

THE REPUBLICANS CAN WIN.

IF WE DON'T WIN THIS,

YOU'LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER

REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT.

AND YOU'LL HAVE A WHOLE

DIFFERENT CHURCH STRUCTURE

AND SUPREME COURT

STRUCTURE.

THE SUPREME COURT, AS YOU

KNOW, WITH JUSTICE SCALIA

GONE, I THINK YOU COULD

PROBABLY HAVE FOUR TO FIVE

JUDGES PICKED BY THE NEXT

PRESIDENT.

PROBABLY A RECORD NUMBER,

DAVID.

PROBABLY A RECORD NUMBER

OF JUDGES.

AND IF THEY PICK THE SUPER

LIBERALS, PROBABLY TO A

CERTAIN EXTENT PEOPLE THAT

WOULD MAKE BERNIE SANDERS

HAPPY, YOU WILL NEVER HAVE

A SUPREME COURT -- WE'RE

GOING TO END UP WITH

ANOTHER VENEZUELA ON A

LARGE-SCALE VERSION.

IT WERE B WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR

THE COUNTRY.

David: ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT MICHELE

BACHMANN WAS TALKING

ABOUT.

HILLARY IS GOING TO

PROVIDE CITIZENSHIP AND

FLORIDA WILL BE GONE.

SURE.

I THINK THIS WILL BE THE

LAST ELECTION THAT THE

REPUBLICANS HAVE A CHANCE

OF WINNING.

BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE PEOPLE FLOWING ACROSS

THE BORDERS.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS COMING

IN AND THEY'LL BE ABLE TO

VOTE.

AND ONCE THAT HAPPENS, YOU

CAN FORGET IT.

YOU WON'T HAVE ONE

REPUBLICAN VOTE.

IT IS ALREADY A VERY HARD

NUMBER.

ALREADY THE PATH IS MUCH

MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE

REPUBLICANS.

YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT

THE MAPS.

BUT WE'RE LEADING.

WE'RE LEADING IN A LOT OF

POLLS.

I THINK THE EVANGELICALS

AND PEOPLE OF RELIGION,

FRANKLY -- BUT I THINK THE

EVANGELICALS ARE GOING TO

GET OUT AND REALLY VOTE

THIS TIME.

WHAT WE'RE DOING IN TERMS

OF THE JOHNSON AMENDMENT

IS SO ABSOLUTELY VITAL.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON, AROUND

1954, WAS HAVING A HARD

TIME WITH THE CHURCH.

AND HE WANTED TO SILENCE

THE PASTORS AND MINISTERS

AND, FRANKLY, PRIESTS AND

RABBIS.

YOU CAN INCLUDE EVERYBODY.

BUT HE WANTED TO, IN THIS

CASE, SILENCE RELIGION

BECAUSE HE WAS GIVEN A

HARD TIME.

AND HE PASSED AN AMENDMENT

THAT BASICALLY TAKES TAX

EXEMPTION AWAY IF ANYBODY

GETS INVOLVED POLITICALLY

OR SAYS THINGS.

YOUR LEADERS, MINISTERS,

PASTORS -- AND WE'RE GOING

TO GET RID OF THAT

AMENDMENT SO THAT THEY CAN

SPEAK OPENLY AND FREELY.

I THINK THAT HAS HAD A

HUGE IMPACT ON

EVANGELICALS, ON

CHRISTIANITY.

BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT IT,

IT IS NOT EXACTLY LIKE A

ROCKETSHIP.

I USED TO GO TO SUNDAY

SCHOOL.

YOU DON'T HEAR THAT SO

MUCH ANYMORE.

AND LOTS OF OTHER THINGS.

SO I'M VERY PROUD TO SAY

IF WE GET IN -- WE'RE

GOING TO GET IT DONE, TOO.

WE'RE GOING TO GET RID OF

THE JOHNSON AMENDMENT.

AND OUR MINISTERS AND

PASTORS WILL BE ABLE TO GO

AND SPEAK.

David: DONALD TRUMP,

ONE-ON-ONE WITH "THE BRODY

FILE" FILE.

AND YOU KNOW WHO ELSE WENT

ONE-ON-ONE WITH "THE BRODY

FILE"?

ACTOR JON VOIGHT.

HE SPOKE TO OUR VERY OWN

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON.

HAVE A LOOK.

Reporter: WHY ARE YOU

SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP IN

THIS ELECTION?

YOU ASKED ME A VERY

GOOD QUESTION.

BECAUSE I THINK WE'RE IN A

SPOT IN THE UNITED STATES,

AND I SAY IN MY SPEECH, WE

HAVE A DARKNESS THAT IS

COVERING THE COUNTRY RIGHT

NOW.

AND WE NEED SOMEONE WHO

HAS A LOT OF STRENGTH AND

WHO IS UNAFRAID, AND HAS

AN ABILITY TO SOLVE

PROBLEMS.

Reporter: AND HAVE

YOU SEEN ANY BACKLASH FOR

SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP?

NO.

IS THERE ANY?

[LAUGHTER]

David: ALL RIGHT.

NOW, LET'S GET TO THE

HILLARY CLINTON HEALTH

ISSUE.

BOY, OH, BOY, THIS IS NOT

THE VISUAL YOU WANT IF

YOU'RE A HILLARY CLINTON

CAMPAIGN.

THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO

AVOID THIS FOR MONTHS, BUT

THEY CAN'T ANYMORE.

THE FACT THAT THEY WERE

FORCED INTO ADMITTING SHE

HAD PNEUMONIA FOR TWO

DAYS -- THAT'S RIGHT, THEY

HAD TO WAIT TWO DAYS

BEFORE THAT VIDEO CAME TO

LIGHT.

SHE AND HER CAMPAIGN ARE

ALWAYS HIDING INFORMATION.

STILL, DONALD TRUMP IS

DOING THE SMART THING,

STAYING OUT OF IT, FOR THE

MOST PART.

WOW, DISCIPLINE BY DONALD

TRUMP.

DONALD TRUMP MIGHT NOT BE

SAYING MUCH ABOUT THE

HEALTH ISSUE, BUT "THE

BRODY FILE" IS.

TIME FOR A QUICK BRODY

FILE COMMENTARY.

> LOOK, WHO KNOWS

EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GOING

TO FIND OUT ABOUT HER

HEALTH IN THE NEXT MONTH

OR TWO.

THIS IS A DRIP, DRIP, DRIP

SCENARIO, JUST LIKE THE

PRIVATE E-MAIL SERVER

STORY.

NOBODY CAN EVER GET A

STRAIGHT ANSWER OUT OF THE

CLINTON CAMPAIGN.

IT IS GREAT NEWS FOR TRUMP

BECAUSE IT PLAYS INTO THE

NARRATIVE.

IT IS A NARRATIVE THAT HE

HAS SAID ABOUT A

POLITICIAN WHO HAS BEEN

AROUND FOR TOO LONG IN A

CORRUPT SYSTEM.

THE HEALTH STORY LOOKS

FISHY.

THE E-MAILS LOOK FISHY.

AND BOTH SMELL STINKY.

AND IT COULD MEAN A BED OF

ROSES FOR TRUMP COME

ELECTION DAY.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

IF DONALD TRUMP IS GOING

TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY,

EVANGELICALS ARE GOING TO

NEED TO SHOW UP BY THE

BOATLOAD TO PUSH HIM OVER

THE TOP.

RIGHT NOW THIS ISN'T ABOUT

TRUMP.

IT IS ABOUT GETTING

EVANGELICALS OUT TO VOTE

IN THE FIRST PLACE.

ONE GROUP MAKING A HUGE IS

"UNITED IN PURPOSE."

THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE

EVANGELICALS TAKE THEIR

VOTING DUTIES SERIOUSLY

THIS FALL.

THEIR LEADER IS BILL

DALLAS, AND OUR JENNA

BROWDER HAD A CHAT WITH

HIM AT THIS MONTH'S VALUES

VOTERS' SUMMIT.

Reporter: HOW DID

YOUR ORGANIZATION COME

ABOUT?

WE STARTED ABOUT SEVEN

YEARS AGO.

WE'RE BASED IN SILICON

VALLEY.

AT THE END OF THE DAY

WE'RE A DATA COMPANY.

AND WE TRACK DATA ON

PEOPLE'S BEHAVIORS,

ATTITUDES.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY,

ONE OF THE THINGS WER

TRACKING IWE'RETRACKING IS CAN WE GET

PEOPLE OUT TO VOTE IN ANY

GIVEN ELECTION.

WE HAVE AROUND TWO MILLION

FILES.

SIT'S OF PEOPLE WHO

ACTUALLY VOTE.

WE TRY TO SEE WHAT IS

GOING TO MAKE EITHER VOTE

ONE WAY OR NOT VOTE AT

ALL?

AND OUR ORGANIZATION HELPS

WORK WITH OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS TO GET THE

PEOPLE THAT NORMALLY DON'T

VOTE OUT TO VOTE.

IN THE LAST ELECTION,

2012, THERE WAS 39 MILLION

CHRISTIANS THAT DID NOT

VOTE.

SO WHAT WE'VE BEEN

TRACKING OVER THE LAST

FOUR YEARS IS THOSE

39 MILLION CHRISTIANS WHO

DID NOT VOTE -- WHAT DO WE

NEED TO DO, MESSAGING, TO

GET A LARGER PERCENTAGE OF

THOSE OUT THAN IN THE

PREVIOUS ELECTION.

Reporter: AND WHAT IS

THAT MESSAGING?

AGAIN, ONE OF THE KEY

THINGS, CHRISTIANS ARE NO

DIFFERENT THAN

NON-CHRISTIANS, JOBS AND

THE ECONOMY IS INCREDIBLY

IMPORTANT.

WHICH IS WHY DONALD TRUMP

IS VERY APPEALING TO A LOT

OF PEOPLE.

BECAUSE HE UNDERSTANDS

BUSINESS.

IT IS STILL THE NUMBER ONE

ISSUE.

NOW, AS A KEY ISSUE FOR

CHRISTIANS IS GOING TO BE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

AND THAT IS GOING TO FALL

INTO JUDGES.

SO IF YOU HAD TO SAY THE

TWO ISSUES THAT CHRISTIANS

OR FALLING ON, EVERYBODY

WANTS JOBS, AND FOR

CHRISTIANS IN PARTICULAR,

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, AND

THAT WILL TIE INTO THE

JUDGES.

RELEASING THOSE INITIAL

NAMES FOR THE SUPREME

COURT IS EXACTLY WHAT

CHRISTIANS WANTED TO HEAR.

Reporter: DO YOU

THINK CHRISTIANS GET IT

THIS TIME AROUND?

WILL THEY SHOW UP AT THE

POLLS?

WILL THEY SHOW UP AT

THE POLLS?

IT IS STILL TO BE

DETERMINED.

AS YOU KNOW, IT IS AFTER

LABOR DAY WHICH IS WHEN WE

START REALLY UNDERSTANDING

IT BETTER.

PRIOR TO LABOR DAY, IT IS

LIKE TRYING TO SELL

CHRISTMAS TREES IN JULY.

Reporter: WHAT DO WE

NEED TO BE DOING TO

ENCOURAGE OUR PEERS TO BE

VOTING.

CHUCK HOLTON SAID IT

BEST, IT IS THE

CONVERSATION ACROSS THE

FENCE.

THE CONVERSATION AT THE

DINNER TABLE AND THE

CONVERSATION AT BARBECUES.

TRYING TO FIGHT AND ARGUE

AND ALL IS NEVER THE WAY.

IT DOESN'T WIN A

CONVERSATION.

IT'S JUST BEGINNING A

DIALOGUE.

IF ALL CHRISTIANS THAT ARE

ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS

WOULD JUST GET ONE OTHER

CHRISTIAN TO GET INVOLVED

IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS

BY VOTING, THAT 39 MILLION

CHRISTIANS THAT DON'T

VOTE, AGAIN, IF WE COULD

GET THAT DOWN TO WHERE

29 MILLION CHRISTIANS

DIDN'T VOTE, IT CHANGES

THE WHOLE FUTURE OF THE

COUNTRY.

Reporter: YES, THE

COURSE OF HISTORY.

David: BILL DALLAS

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE."

David: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE BRODY FILE."

EVANGELICALS AND VOTING,

THAT MIX HAS ONE WORD

ATTACHED TO IT: PATHETIC.

THERE ARE 90 MILLION

EVANGELICALS IN AMERICA,

AND ONLY HALF ARE

REGISTERED TO VOTE.

AND GET THIS, ONLY HALF OF

THE ONES THAT ARE

REGISTERED TO VOTE

ACTUALLY VOTE.

THAT MEANS OUT OF ROUGHLY

90 MILLION EVANGELICALS,

MAYBE 30 MILLION ARE

VOTING.

THAT MEANS 60 MILLION ARE

SITTING ON THE SIDELINES.

NOT GOOD.

OUR NEXT GUEST WANTS

CHRISTIANS TO UNDERSTAND

THAT VOTING IS NOT YOUR

RIGHT; IT IS ACTUALLY YOUR

DUTY.

DAVID BARTON IS C.E.O. OF

WALL BUILDERS.

HE GOES AROUND THE COUNTRY

TALKING ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF EVANGELICALS

VOTING BIBLICAL VALUES.

HE EXPLAINS OUR COUNTRY'S

HISTORY FROM A

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN

STANDPOINT.

WE SAT DOWN WITH HIM

RECENTLY ABOUT THAT, AND

WE HAD TO START OUR

CONVERSATION WITH, WHO

ELSE, DONALD TRUMP.

> TALK TO ME A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE THE

POTENTIAL HERE FOR HIM.

HE IS KIND OF ALL OVER THE

PLACE.

I KNOW CHRISTIANS ARE

TRYING TO KIND OF FIGURE

OUT HIM AND WHAT HE MIGHT

STAND FOR.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF

THINGS -- LET ME ADDRESS

THE CHRISTIAN PART FIRST.

BECAUSE CHRISTIANS ARE

TRYING TO FIGURE HIM OUT

AND THEY REALLY DON'T NEED

TO.

BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS REAL

CLEAR IT IS NOT THE PERSON

PUT IN OFFICE, IT IS THE

TYPE OF POLICIES YOU GET.

YOU CAN HAVE A RIGHTEOUS

DAVID IN THE OFFICE, BUT

IF HE DOESN'T BRING

JUSTICE TO THE

NATION...YOU CAN HAVE GOOD

GUYS THAT DO BAD THINGS,

OR YOU CAN HAVE CYRUS AND

NEBUCHADNEZZAR.

PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT

PERSONALITIES MORE THAN

THEY ARE ABOUT POLICIES.

THE BIBLE SAYS "THE

RIGHTEOUS OF THE LAND IS

BASED ON THE JUDGES IN THE

LAND."

SO THE FIRST QUESTION IN

THE ELECTION IS WHAT KIND

OF JUDGES ARE WE GOING TO

GET?

PRO-LIFE?

WHATEVER.

THE SECOND IS ISRAEL.

GENESIS 12: 3, HOWEVER WE

TREAT ISRAEL, GOD IS GOING

TO TREAT US THE SAME WAY.

SO THE SECOND THING YOU

HAVE TO VOTE ON, WHAT AM I

GOING TO GIVE TO ISRAEL.

IS THIS LEADER GOING TO

CONNECT US WITH IRAN OR

THE PALESTINIANS?

OR ARE WE GOING TO CONNECT

WITH ISRAEL'S ENEMIES?

THAT'S A PROBLEM.

GOD GAVE 613 LAWS, BUT IN

EXODUS HE SAID HERE ARE MY

TOP 10.

I'M THE LORD, THY GOD,

ACKNOWLEDGE ME.

WHICH CANDIDATE IS GOING

TO DO A BETTER JOB FROM

PROTECTING CONSCIENCE FROM

LGBT ATTACK, THE BAKE

CERGBAKERSAND THE FLORISTS.

AND IT SAYS ADULTERY IS

WRONG AND MARRIAGE IS

BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.

SO WHETHER IT IS

HOMOSEXUAL OR

EXTRA-MARITAL, IT IS

WRONG.

AND THE OTHER ONE GOD PUTS

IN HIS TOP 10, DON'T SHED

INNOCENT BLOOD.

THAT GOES RIGHT TO

ABORTION.

YOU CAN SAY, I DON'T CARE

WHAT THE PENALT PERSONALITY OF

THE LEADER IS.

WHO IS GOING TO GIVE ME

THESE TOP FIVE.

AND TRUMP PROVIDES A

PARAGON THAT CHRISTIANS

ARE NOT USED TO.

WE'RE SO USED TO HAVING

GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND

GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS.

WITH A BUSINESS LEADER,

YOU DO THINGS DIFFERENT.

IT IS NOT SO MUCH HOW MUCH

HE KNOWS, BUT HE PUTS THE

PEOPLE AROUND HIM.

HE KEEPS TAKING THE BEST

PEOPLE AND PUTTING THEM

OVER THOSE ENDEAVORS.

TRUMP DOESN'T HAVE TO BE

DEEP ON THE ISSUES,

BECAUSE HE USES A C.E.O.

MODEL, NOT A GOVERNMENTAL

MODEL.

IT IS ABOUT WHO HE CHOOSE.

David: THE LACK OF

ENERGY IN THE BODY OF

CHRIST WHEN IT COMING UP

TCOMES TOVOTING, 90 MILLION AND

HALF OF THOSE DON'T EVEN

VOTE -- WHAT IS YOUR SENSE

AS TO WHY THAT IS GOING

ON?

WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE AND

HOW CAN IT CHANGE?

THE SENSE OF WHY WE

DON'T VOTE WHEN WE SHOULD,

IT'S VERY SIMPLE.

MOST CHRISTIANS THINK THAT

VOTING IS A RIGHT.

IT IS NOT.

IT IS A DUTY.

BECAUSE IF YOU THINK IT IS

A RIGHT, I'LL DECIDE

WHETHER I VOTE OR NOT,

IT'S MY RIGHT, MY CHOICE.

IF YOU THINK IT IS A DUTY,

I DON'T HAVE A CHOICE IF

I'M GOING TO VOTE.

I HAVE TO VOTE.

ONCE YOU MAKE THAT

DECISION, I HAVE TO VOTE,

THEN THE CHOICE IS, WHO DO

I CHOOSE.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON

WHETHER I WANT TO VOTE.

IT'S A DUTY.

I LOOK AT MATTHEW 25 AND

LUKE 19, WHERE THE LORD

GAVE A CERTAIN TRUST TO

THE PEOPLE AND SAID, YOU

TAKE CARE OF THAT UNTIL I

GET BACK.

AND HE CAME BACK AND HE

SAID, WHAT DID YOU DO WITH

IT?

AND HE SAID, I DIDN'T DO

ANYTHING, AND YOU'RE IN

TROUBLE.

CHRISTIANS THINK, IT'S MY

VOTE, I'LL DO WHAT I WANT.

IT'S NOT YOUR VOTE.

IT'S GOD'S VOTE.

David: DAVID BARTON

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE."

> ALL HE WANTED TO DO

WAS PRAY WITH HIS PLAYERS,

David: AND WE'RE

BACK HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

TIME FOR OUR EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH COACH JOE

KENNEDY.

YOU REMEMBER HIM?

HE IS THE HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL COACH WHO WAS PUT

ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

BECAUSE -- I KNOW, HERE IT

COMES -- HE WANTED TO PRAY

WITH THE PLAYERS AT THE

50-YARD LINE.

WELL, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

IN WASHINGTON STATE SAID

NO, AND NOW JOE KENNEDY IS

SUING THEM FOR

DISCRIMINATION, SAYING

THEY VIOLATED HIS FIRST

AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND

RELIGION.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SPOKE TO

THE COACH THIS PAST WEEK.

HAVE A LOOK.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

WIND UP IN THIS POSITION?

YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT TO

SAY IT'S JUST GOD.

THERE IS NO OTHER

EXPLANATION FOR IT.

HERE I AM A MARINE, AND I

STARTED COACHING FOOTBALL.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW, I'M

IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS HUGE

ORDEAL OVER A PRAYER.

IT'S AMAZING.

JUST CRAZY.

Reporter: DID YOU

EVER THINK YOU WOULD LOSE

YOUR CAREER OVER PRAYING

AFTER A FOOTBALL GAME?

NO.

OF ALL OF THE THINGS I

COULD PROBABLY GET IN

TROUBLE FOR, YELLING AT

KIDS AND MAKING THEM DO

PUSHUPS TOO MUCH, OR SOME

OF THOSE KIND OF THINGS,

PRAYING WAS THE FARTHEST

THING I EVER THOUGHT

ANYONE COULD BE FIRED FOR.

Reporter: WHAT TYPE

OF WARNINGS -- OR DID YOU

RECEIVE ANY WARNINGS?

FOR?

Reporter: FOR

PRAYING.

NO.

THEY HAD KNOWN I'D BEEN

DOING IT FOR THE PAST

EIGHT YEARS.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT

REALLY HELPED OUT OUR

LEAGUE, AS FAR AS AFTER A

GAME.

THE KIDS ARE PRETTY

EMOTIONAL ABOUT LOSING OR

WINNING.

IT IS JUST THAT MOMENT OF

PEACE AFTERWARDS OF

THANKS.

IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GREAT

THING THROUGHOUT OUR

ENTIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

AND FOR IT TO BE SOMETHING

BAD, IT KIND OF TOOK

EVERYBODY BY -- KIND OF

SHOCKED EVERYONE.

Reporter: WHAT HAS BE

THE RESPONSE BEEN FROM THE

PLAYERS AND THE COMMUNITY

AFTER YOU WERE FIRED?

THE KIDS WERE -- WHEN

THE MEDIA STUFF STARTED,

THEY THOUGHT THAT WAS

PRETTY COLD, BUT THEY

NEVER THOUGHT THEY WOULD

LOSE THEIR COACH.

AND I NEVER THOUGHT I

WOULD LOSE MY TEAM.

I WAS NEW TO ALL OF THIS.

I REALLY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

REALLY WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

BUT THE OUTPOURING ACROSS

AMERICA WAS INCREDIBLE.

IT IS JUST EVERYBODY

REACHED OUT AND WAS SO

SUPPORTIVE OF IT.

Reporter: SO YOU WERE

TERMINATED LAST SPRING.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING

SINCE YOU LOST YOUR JOB?

OH, I'VE BEEN TRYING TO

KEEP MYSELF BUSY.

IF I SIT THERE AND THINK

ABOUT IT, IT HURTS.

SO I STARTED GOING BACK TO

SCHOOL.

I'M ABOUT READY TO FINISH

MY MASTER'S DEGREE.

NORMAL WORK, RUNNING

MARATHONS, TRYING TO STAY

AS BUSY AS POSSIBLE, AND

RAISING A FAMILY.

SO I'VE BEEN PRETTY BUSY.

Reporter: AND I HEARD

THAT THE SEASON STARTED A

WEEK AGO.

DO YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING

THE FOOTBALL GAMES?

TONIGHT WE HAVE OUR

SECOND GAME.

I WAS AT THE FIRST ONE

LAST WEEK.

AND WE GOT A WIN.

WAY TO GO, KNIGHTS.

THAT WAS AWESOME.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY GAME

I THINK I'M GOING TO MISS

UNLESS THEY REINSTATE ME.

Reporter: AND WHAT

WAS THE REACTION FROM THE

PLAYERS TO SEE YOU AT THE

GAME LAST WEEK?

IT WAS A LITTLE

SHOCKING AT FIRST BECAUSE

I WAS STANDING THERE,

WAITING FOR THEM TO COME

UP FROM THE FIELD.

AND WHEN THEY SAW ME, THEY

WERE, LIKE, THERE IS

COACH.

THERE IS COACH.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY

ALL STARTED COMING OVER

AND HI HIGH-FIVING ME.

AND THE COACH WAS, LIKE,

COME ON, GET OVER HERE.

AND AFTERWARDS IT WAS BIG

HUGS.

IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THOSE

GUYS.

Reporter: SO YOU

FILED A LAWSUIT IN AUGUST.

SO WHAT ARE YOU CLAIMING

IN YOUR LAWSUIT, AND WHAT

DO YOU HOPE TO WIN FROM

THAT?

THAT'S A GOOD LAWYER

QUESTION.

I JUST WANT TO STAND UP

FOR THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS

THAT EVERYBODY IS SUPPOSED

TO HAVE.

I SERVED OUR COUNTRY FOR

20 YEARS TO SUPPORT AND

DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION.

AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW

THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE IN

THE CONSTITUTION DON'T

APPLY TO PEOPLE IN

AMERICA.

SO REALLY, I'M STANDING UP

FOR THAT.

AND FOR ANYBODY WHO

DOESN'T HAVE A VOICE.

IT'S JUST SOMETHING I

THINK EVERY AMERICAN

SHOULD DO, IS STAND UP.

David: COACH JOE

KENNEDY HERE ON "THE BRODY

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY.

BEFORE WE LEAVE YOU, WE

JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW

THAT THE BRODY FILE HAS

INTERVIEWED LIBERTARIAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

GARY JOHNSON.

THAT INTERVIEW IS COMING

LATER THIS MONTH.

GET READY TO BE IN A STATE

OF ZEN.

OH, SPEAKING OF BEING IN A

STATE OF ZEN, WE'RE ON THE

MOVE.

CHECK US OUT ON TWITTER,

Facebook, INSTAGRAM.

AND SOMETIMES WE EVEN END

UP ON AMERICA'S

MOST-WANTED LIST.

IT IS NOT A LIST WE'RE

PROUD OF, BUT, HEY, WE'RE

MOVERS AND SHAKERS.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT TIME,

EVERYBODY, GOD BLESS.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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