A group of high school cheerleaders from southeast Texas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses that they display at football games is protected free speech.
It’s been exactly one week since administrators with the Joshua ISD silenced the graduation speech of the class valedictorian, because he made religious references. Now the high schooler has retained the services of a non-profit legal group.
The district says it wants the 9th Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont to clarify whether the Kountze High School cheerleaders have a free speech right to include the religious messages.
A North Texas religious group’s fight over allowing Christian-themed holiday items in schools and the accountability of educators has reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
When Mark Reed and Dante Walkup tied the knot last month in Texas, they found a loophole and made it legal. While their boots were firmly planted at the “W” hotel in Dallas, an officiate in the District of Columbia legalized their union through SKYPE.