Battle Continues over Bible Verses on High School Banners

Football cheerleaders at an Eastern Texas High School can continue to carry banners bearing Bible verses pending a court decision on the constitutionality of their messages.

The Superintendent at Kountze High School informed the cheerleaders they could no longer paint Bible verses on the banners football players run through prior to the game. The action by school officials came after threats of litigation from the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

Cheerleaders said they chose to include Bible verses in the banners as inspiration to players on the football team. The members of the cheer squad made the signs off school property without the use of any school district funds. An example of the verses included: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”