School Tells Cheerleaders No Bible Verses, So Cheerleaders Call In the Feds [VIDEO]

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A group of cheerleaders from a Texas high school have won a court case to continue to display Bible verses on their banners.

According to First Liberty, the cheerleaders of Kountze High School in the southeast corner of the Lone Start State always had banners at their games, decorated with uplifting Bible messages.

Matthews v. Kountze ISD

Cheerleaders banned from painting scripture verses on cheer banners

In an effort to share positive and uplifting messages with their football players, middle school and high school cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas, made a team decision to paint Bible verses on run-through banners at games. Their inspirational signs were banned after the superintendent received a complaint letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). After winning at the trial court and the intermediary appellate court declaring the case moot, the Kountze Cheerleaders sought review of the case by the Texas Supreme Court to declare that their speech is private religious expression protected under Texas law, and not government speech, subject to the school district’s censorship. In January 2016, in an 8-0 decision, the Texas Supreme Court decided in favor of the Kountze Cheerleaders. On September 28, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth District issued its ruling in favor of the cheerleaders, again affirming their rights to religious freedom. A year after the Texas Supreme Court ruled against them, the school district filed yet another appeal to the Texas Supreme Court. First Liberty will continue to represent the cheerleaders and protect their rights from interference by the school district.

 

This is an example of the kind of Patriotic citizens we should all be. We have been bullied by the anti-God, anti-American, anti-decency crowd for far too long. It is time for each and every one of us to take it ALL the way to the mat if that’s what it take to Save America as it was Founded

According to PR Newswire, the decision was not only a victory for the cheerleaders, but served as an example to other school districts in the state.

In a news release, Hiram Sasser, general counsel to First Liberty, said: “We are pleased that once again religious liberty is vindicated and that cheerleaders across the state of Texas have the right to have religious messages on banners at high school football games.”

No school district should be able to censor, ban, or claim ownership of the private religious speech of its students,” he continued.

We applaud these brave women for standing up for their religion and their rights as American citizens.

The government can not and should not try to take those rights away.

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