Texas Judge Might Sack Bible Verses at School Football Games

Is God a football fan?

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 18, 2012 12:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – A judge will decide today if cheerleaders at a Texas public high school can continue to hang banners featuring Bible verses at football games. District officials told the pep girls at Kountze High School to cut it out after they hung banners saying things like, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" So the cheerleaders sued in court. The Freedom From Religion Foundation complains that the messages violate the separation of church and state, reports AP. But the Texas attorney general filed papers on the cheerleaders' behalf, saying a banner ban impinges on their right to free speech.

Kountze High School cheerleaders and other children work on a large sign in Kountze, Texas.
Kountze High School cheerleaders and other children work on a large sign in Kountze, Texas.   (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Dave Ryan, File)
The cheerleaders of Kountze Middle School also post faith-based  signs at the school football game last month.
The cheerleaders of Kountze Middle School also post faith-based signs at the school football game last month.   (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Randy Edwards)
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