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Wed Jan 1, 2014, 02:54 PM

Cheerleaders' scripture banner fight could escalate to Texas Supreme Court

A decision is expected early next year from the Ninth Judicial District in Beaumont that could bring an end to more than a year's back-and-forth in a case involving Kountze ISD's cheerleaders right to display banners quoting Bible Scripture.

The court is reviewing a recent round of briefs filed in the case. Beaumont Attorney David Starnes said the court ruled it didn't need to hear oral arguments and is instead basing its decision on the briefs.

He said that depending on the court's wording and decision, the ruling could still be take(n) to the Texas Supreme Court.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation kicked things off in September 2012, when the group complained to the then-superintendent, who responded by banning the use of the signs.

More at http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Cheerleaders-scripture-banner-fight-could-5102315.php .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 03:03 PM

1. Isn't it amazing and sad

that God has nothing more to do than decide which sports team He is going to support.

Judge Thomas wrote that no law “requires Kountze I.S.D. to prohibit the inclusion of religious-themed banners”…

does that mean that any and all religions can post banners?

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Response to PumpkinAle (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 03:31 PM

2. I can see it now...

'I SACRIFICED A VIRGIN ON THE ALTAR OF MOLOCH TO GUARANTEE A WIN TONIGHT!'

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 03:41 PM

3. No wonder my team can't win in the playoffs!

Thanks for the tip!

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