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Abbott Sides With East Texas Cheerleaders in Bible Verses Case


A Hardin County Judge is expected to rule today on whether to allow a group of high school cheerleaders to continue to display Bible verses at football games.

The Kountze High School cheerleaders are seeking a temporary injunction after Kountze Independent School District officials told the cheerleaders they could no longer use scripture on banners. An atheist group complained about the displays.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he’ll defend the East Texas cheerleaders.

“This is student-led expression," Abbott says. "And that’s perfectly constitutional, perfectly satisfies all the cases issued by the United States Supreme Court."

Kountze is located about 25 miles north of Beaumont.

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