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Faith meets football and a dispute ensues in East Texasposted on October 15, 2012
For The Texas Tribune Morgan Smith chronicles the ongoing controversy over whether signs with biblical verses produced by cheerleaders and displayed at public high school football games violate the separation of church and state. An East Texas school board has banned the signs. But recently, a state judge issued a temporary restraining order, preventing the school board from enforcing the ban. “[Kountze, Texas,] has become the latest setting in a string of lawsuits over where students’ rights to religious expression end and the constraints on Texas public schools as governmental entities begin,” writes Smith.