Texas Plans to Defend Bible Verse Banners; Attorney General Intervenes in Suit Cheerleaders Filed against District Based on Freedom of Speech
Tomlinson, Chris, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will defend high school cheerleaders who want to use Bible verses on banners at football games.
Abbott has filed court papers to intervene in a lawsuit that cheerleaders at Kountze High School filed against the school district complaining that a new policy violated their freedom of speech. Last month, district officials told the cheerleaders to stop using Bible verses at football games after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained.
The atheist group argued that using banners with phrases such as, "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me," violates the First Amendment …
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Publication information: Article title: Texas Plans to Defend Bible Verse Banners; Attorney General Intervenes in Suit Cheerleaders Filed against District Based on Freedom of Speech. Contributors: Tomlinson, Chris - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: October 18, 2012. Page number: A22. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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