Judge: Cheerleaders Can Keep Bible Verses On Banners

Cheerleaders at an East Texas high school who were told to stop displaying Bible verses on banners at school athletic events can resume such displays, after a state district judge ruled in their favor Wednesday.

The national headline-grabbing lawsuit arose last fall when Kountze Independent School District administrators ordered its high school cheerleaders to stop displaying religious messages during athletic events after a group advocating for the separation of church and state threatened to sue. Instead, some of the cheerleaders' parents sued, saying the district had violated their constitutional rights. Their plight has earned support from state leaders including Gov ...

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