Cheerleaders in a Texas Town have been giving a temporary restraining order against the ban of religious and biblical messages on signs at sporting events.
The Kountze Independent School District banned the messages this month after the Freedom From Religion Foundation accused it of violating the Constitution.
Texas Attorney General Abbott disputed the assessment offered by opponents to the signs, saying the group “has a long history of attempting to bully school districts into adopting restrictive religious speech policies that go well beyond what is required by the United States Constitution.”
Superintendent Kevin Weldon said that he “spoke to legal counsel and they recommended to me that we instruct all administrators in the district that religious signs or messages would no longer be permitted at school district events and that student groups and their sponsors were to be notified of the prohibition effective immediately,”
The decision is on hold until an October 4 hearing.