Kountze ISD files appeal on judgment to allow Bible verses on football banners

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:17pm

A Texas school district is appealing a court ruling allowing cheerleaders to display banners with Bible verses at football games.

The Kountze Independent School District wants the court to clarify whether the cheerleaders have a free speech right to include the religious messages.

Earlier this month, a judge ruled the banners were allowed under the U.S. Constitution.

But, the school district claims there was no mention of whether the cheerleaders had a free speech right to them.

School leaders had banned the messages after a group complained.

Attorneys for the cheerleaders call the appeal "unfortunate."

They claim the decision grants free speech even though the ruling does not explicitly say so


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