Texas Students Fight to Keep Religious Banners at Football Games
There’s a fight to keep faith on the field. Cheerleaders at a Texas school have been making banners with Bible scriptures to inspire the football team before games. Last week, a complaint against the scripture caused the district’s superintendent ban the religious banners. After a round of support for the cheerleaders, a judge has issued a temporary injunction allowing the banners to be present at games until the final ruling in two weeks.
Kountze High School cheerleaders, Ashton Jennings and Morgan Coplan, along with football mom Ashley Brown joined Fox and Friends to talk about the ordeal. Jennings explained that the idea was proposed to paint scripture on the banners to encourage the football team because they have devotions before games by a local pastor.
While the name of the person who complained remains anonymous, Coplan says, “I feel like that it has brought our town
extremely close, so in a way, I kind of thank the person who complained.”
Brown started a Facebook page supporting the students’ faith. Social media has proven to be a useful tool in getting the word out – in a town of only 2,100 residents, the Facebook page already has 41,000 supporters. Brown said she understands why those who do not follow Christianity may have a problem with it, but she explained that the cheerleaders asked the players ahead of time and they liked the idea.