Judge rules for free speech in TX cheerleader case

This is one of those legal instances where free speech trumps the "freedom from religion" that is argued consistently in these cases. Cheerleaders at a Texas school wanted to put religious-themed sentiments on banners they would be using during football games. School officials barred the use of the banners and the cheerleaders went to court. After issuing a temporary injunction allowing the practice, a judge has now ruled in favor of the cheerleaders, citing free speech as justification. Associated Press: District Judge Steve Thomas granted an injunction requested by the Kountze High School cheerleaders allowing them to continue displaying religious-themed banners pending the outcome of a lawsuit, which is set to go to trial next June 24, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. Thomas previously granted a temporary restraining order allowing the practice to continue. School officials barred the cheerleaders from displaying banners with religious messages such as, "If God is...(Read Full Post)