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Judge rules for cheerleaders in Bible banner suit

HOUSTON — A judge ruled Wednesday that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games.

State District Judge Steve Thomas determined the Kountze High School cheerleaders’ banners are constitutionally permissible. In a copy of the ruling obtained by Beaumont station KFDM, Thomas determined that no law ‘‘prohibits cheerleaders from using religious-themed banners at school sporting events.’’

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