Texas Cheerleaders Win Temporary Victory In Bible-Verse Banners Case

(Updated) School district is appealing the decision, saying the judge's ruling is unclear when it comes to the Bible-verse banners.

Update (May 29): The Associated Press reports that Kountze Independent School District (KISD) in Kountze, Texas, is appealing a judge's ruling that gave Kountze High School cheerleaders the right to display Bible verses on banners at football games.

According to a press release from the KISD, attorneys for the cheerleaders are reading the court's ruling too liberally. The school's attorneys are asking the court to clarify the ruling, which "found that the banners were allowed under the U.S. Constitution, but stopped short of saying the cheerleaders have a free speech right to include the religious messages."

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Update (May 8, 2013): A Texas state judge has determined that religiously themed banners displayed by cheerleaders at Kountze High School in Texas are constitutionally permissible. According to the Associated Press, "In a copy of the ruling obtained by Beaumont station KFDM, [judge Steve] Thomas determined that no law 'prohibits cheerleaders from using religious-themed banners at ...

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