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Judge gives blessing to cheerleaders' Bible banners

Judge gives blessing to cheerleaders' Bible banners
Posted May 9th, 2013 @ 11:47am by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Gimme a "V" for "VICTORY!" The Kountze High School cheerleading squad can display their Bible-thumping banners at games—assuming the school district allows it—State District Judge Steven Thomas ruled yesterday. Thomas concluded that putting Christian messages on banners at public school sporting events didn't constitute a violation of the First Amendment's "Establishment Clause," which forbids the government from backing any given religion, the AP reports. "They're going to be able to have their banners," said an attorney for the nonprofit representing the squad. "We won and they didn't."

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