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Friday, September 21, 2012

Texas cheerleaders fight for biblical banners at football games

A group of Texas high school cheerleaders is at the center of a spat over religious speech after the school district told them they had to stop using Christian-themed banners at school football games.

The large signs, carried onto the field at Kountze High School, included messages such as "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" and "But thanks be to God which gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ," according to a report by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

Kevin Weldon, superintendent of the Kountze school district, about 85 miles northeast of Houston, informed the cheerleaders’ parents Tuesday that the religious banners would not be allowed, the station reported.
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1 comment:

Fr. Yousuf said...

Has anyone pointed out that there are religious/theological/hermeneutical objections to this? Neither the "all things" nor the "victory" of which the holy Apostle speaks refer to football.

And yes, I remember that in Constantinople they used to have cheers like, "Yeah, O Theotokos, victory for the greens!" That turned out well too.