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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:50 PM

Kountze Cheerleaders Win The Right To Pray Another Day, For Now

Source: Burnt Orange Report

Today a Governor Perry appointed District Judge in Hardin County extended a temporary restraining order allowing Kountze cheerleaders to display religious banners in their official capacity during football games, at least until Oct. 14th.

The controversy started a few weeks ago after a complaint was filed with KISD officials about the signs. After consultation with the district's attorney, backed by Texas Association of School Boards, the district banned the banners per the US Supreme court decision in Santa Fe ISD vs. Jane Doe. At today's hearing the superintendent for KISD now claims he received bad advice from the district's attorneys and that banning the signs violated district policy. The ban does not, despite claims by the Washington Times, extend to individual student activities in the stands...

Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/12799/kountze-cheerleaders-win-the-right-to-pray-another-day-for-now



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Reply Kountze Cheerleaders Win The Right To Pray Another Day, For Now (Original post)
JoethePleb Oct 2012 OP
hobbit709 Oct 2012 #1
tomm2thumbs Oct 2012 #2
Orrex Oct 2012 #3
ncteechur Oct 2012 #4
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #5
cleanhippie Oct 2012 #10
IfPalinisAnswerWatsQ Oct 2012 #13
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #15
cleanhippie Oct 2012 #16
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #6
prole_for_peace Oct 2012 #11
Downwinder Oct 2012 #7
tanyev Oct 2012 #8
4th law of robotics Oct 2012 #9
IfPalinisAnswerWatsQ Oct 2012 #12
greiner3 Oct 2012 #14

Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:00 PM

1. The thumpers just don't get it.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:05 PM

2. the same folks that'd say you can't put a mosque near the World Trade Center site


It's not about allowing religion... it's about allowing THEIR particular religion only.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:08 PM

3. This is good, because overbearing fundamentalist pseudo-Christians have been kept down for too long.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:27 PM

4. That shit-kicking dumb ass governor of Texas hates the US Constitution.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:48 PM

5. I have no problems with this, IF....

IF school officials neither directed those banners to be hung nor if they helped determine the message on them.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:30 AM

10. Do you have a problem with school-sponsored cheerleaders on a school-owned field at a

school-sanctioned game in front of students of the school promoting one particular religious belief at the expense of all the students and faculty of the school that do not share that same religious belief?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:21 PM

13. I think this is only fair if all religions

 

that people wish to see are represented. Favoring Christianity is unfair.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:17 PM

15. As long as no is coerced into doing it

And that other faiths' displays are allowed.

But you're right in practicality.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:24 AM

16. Do you really think that any other faith (or lack of) would be granted the same privilege?

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:32 AM

6. Kountze, Hardin County

I am from Beaumont (Jefferson County) you cannot even imagine.

"Eyes roll back in their sockets" when Baby Jesus is in the head-lights.

Those people are crazy.

I remember when (back in the 60's) the cops in Vidor would break the fingers of folks arrested for possession to dis-enable them from rolling joints.

No shit...
DBH

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:27 PM

11. Hey, I am from Beaumont too.

I actually still live here and since I am not religious in any way, it can get very interesting.

A friend of mine is thinking about making an "Allah is Great!" sign and seeing what happens when she holds it up in the stands.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:11 AM

7. According to the 5th Circuit

Cheerleaders are representatives of the school.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:25 AM

8. Whew! God's going to be so pleased that he's back on the big paper signs

that the football team breaks through as they run onto the field.



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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:22 AM

9. Well it's an unfair advantage you see

 

by being the only people to figure out you can call on divine assistance during football games the almighty will give all his support to this team.

How can the other teams compete against that?

So this is unsporting really.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:19 PM

12. Cons are hypocritical bastards

 

Tinker v Des Moines was a SC decision that allowed anti war protesters to wear black arm bands in protest of the Vietnam War. Conservative SC justices have criticized this 1969 decision, and so have conservative activists. Now they're using it as their main argument for encouragements to school prayer.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:31 PM

14. Jesus is at war with Christians;

Or something like that.

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