Should high school cheerleaders be able to display Bible verses on run-through banners at football games? Late yesterday, a judge issued a temporary ruling that cheerleaders at Kountze High School in Southeast Texas can continue doing so. Another hearing is scheduled for October 18.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation had forced the school’s superintendent to stop the cheerleaders, stating that “this is not a Christian school and they cannot misuse their authority.” The Liberty Institute sued on behalf of the cheerleaders, arguing that such a ban would violate the cheerleaders’ free-speech rights. They also claim that the banners are student-led and initiated, not school sponsored.