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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:52 PM

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

http://www.burntorangereport.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=12799

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.

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Reply Kountze Cheerleaders Win The Right To Pray Another Day, For Now (Original post)
JoethePleb Oct 2012 OP
Taverner Oct 2012 #1
FiveGoodMen Oct 2012 #2

Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:02 PM

1. Why don't they read their bible? You're supposed to pray in secret...

 

Not make a big deal of it.

Sheesh!

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Response to Taverner (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:52 PM

2. Not long ago and not far away at all...

Religion, for all its shortcomings was sometimes used as a tool to restrain people from aggressive, arrogant, selfish behavior.

It was used to remind people -- against their natural proclivities -- that they were in fact their brothers' keepers; that they were supposed to love all their neighbors.

Then came the Southern Baptist Megachurch Convention.

And any good that there had been in religious belief was swept away.

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