Freedom of religious expression has been in the news during the past few weeks.
Cheerleaders at a Texas high school can continue making “run-through banners” for their football team that feature Bible verses.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a ban on religious signs at school-sponsored events in the Kountze Independent School District.
Superintendent Kevin Weldon banned the bible verses after the Freedom from Religion Foundation told him a resident had complained/
Attorney Mike Johnson with the Liberty Institute, says the cheerleaders made the run-through banners on their own time and at their own expense. He points out that the Supreme Court has ruled that students don't lose their constitutional rights when they enter school grounds. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for this Thursday.
And Chick-fil-A says that it will continue to make charitable donations to Christian family groups like Focus on the Family.
Contrary to earlier reports, Chick-fil-A says its WinShape Foundation did NOT agree to stop making donations to groups that support the biblical definition of marriage.
A Chicago city councilman had claimed that Chick-fil-A would stop supporting those groups in exchange for being allowed to open a franchise in Chicago.
The company issued a statement that says, “A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. “
“Because of this commitment, Chick-fil-A’s giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. We will continue to focus our giving in those areas.”
I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.