Thursday, 20 September 2012

Texas cheerleaders were told No Bible verses on signs

KOUNTZE, Texas News (AP) - Some Southeast Texas cheerleaders have been told to stop putting Bible verses on banners for high school football games.

The Texas Association of School Boards this week advised the Kountze (koontz) Independent School District not to allow such signs.

Superintendent Kevin Weldon contacted the association after the Freedom from Religion Foundation notified him that a resident complained about the signs.

Weldon then told parents that student groups are not allowed to display religious signs at school-sponsored events. Weldon says the ban includes run-through banners at football games.

Cheerleader Macy Matthews says no school money was used and the signs weren't made on school property.

The conservative Liberty Institute on Wednesday said banning religious speech on student-made signs is discriminatory.

Kountze is 85 miles northeast of Houston.


  1. wow. that is weird... but then again, religious and even politics topics are so sensitive these days. Maybe it's for issues avoidance.

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  2. I guess this is a tough one because supposing they used a scripture which others found to be offensive in the long run OR what would happen if another group decided to use their faith to do the same thing such as koran verses etc... would that then be acceptable?

    On the other hand, if this had been done over a long period of time, then would one complaint constitute taking the whole lot down permanently? I guess the bible is being squeezed from a lot of places in society these days. Good for some and bad for others. Very interesting post.


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