Banners With Bible Scriptures Banned From Texas School
- Adminstrators at Texas’ Kountze Indpendent School District have banned run-through banners at football games if they display religious messages.
The superintendent made the decision after receiving a complaint.
Kountze cheerleaders say the idea for banners with scriptures from the Bible came up at cheer camp.
The idea came from Meagan Tantillo, and was backed by her cheer mates.
“Coaches preach devotionals before games. We wanted to show our support for our boys,” Tantillo said.
In a town of just more than 2,000 people, the signs are the talk of the town.
No one knows who asked the superintendent to ban the banners, and he says he was reluctant to do so, but decided it was the best course after consulting school attorneys.
In response, Tantillo and her cheer mates made Christian signs for Tuesday’s volleyball game against Warren High School.
In a statement Superintendent Kevin Weldon said, “I commend them for what they stand for. But I called legal counsel and even though it’s lead by students, it should not be allowed to go on.”