HOT BLAST: Bible verses at high school football games
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Texas high school cheerleaders and their banners. (Credit: Beaumont Enterprise)
Texas high school cheerleaders and their banners. (Credit: Beaumont Enterprise)
Considering Alabamians' love for high school football, this story from Texas should resonate with most people in Calhoun County.

In the Lone Star State, a community has been embroiled in a prolonged legal battle over the right to display Bible verses on cheerleader-made banners at football games. This week, a Texas judge ruled that the school's cheerleaders can indeed use those verses on their banners.

The judge ruled that no law “prohibits cheerleaders from using religious-themed banners at school sporting events.”

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the separation of church and state or prayer in public schools, this is a fascinating illustration of the differences between those who want public schools to not be associated with religion and those who believe religion -- Christianity, specifically -- should be welcomed in our schools.

-- Phillip Tutor

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