Judge: TX cheerleaders can use bible banners, for now
(Source: Via Facebook)
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas judge has decided to
continue allowing, for now, a Southeast Texas high school's cheerleaders to use
run-through banners with biblical verses at football games.
State District Judge Steve Thomas said
Thursday at the end of a day of testimony that he needs more time to issue a
final ruling. He extended a temporary order granted last month to allow the
banners. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 18.
Kountze High School cheerleaders
have used run-throughs at football games with scripture verses, such as "I
can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."
An attorney advised the district to ban the
run-throughs as possibly violating U.S. Supreme Court rulings barring prayer in
Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute sued, arguing the ban violates the
cheerleaders' free-speech rights.
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