Bible Verse Ban at Georgia High School
A Georgia school board has banned Bible verse banners held by cheerleaders at the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School football field, despite the fact that they have been doing it for the last ten years. The ban was established after a woman complained that the banners violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
What I don’t understand is how this verse from Timothy 1:7 (from one of the high school’s banners) can offend anyone. “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” But, appartently it did.
Christian parents are not being quite in this manner. In fact they have protested the ban by wearing “Warriors for Christ” T-shirts at the football games and showing up with posters of Bible verses.
A local youth pastor, Brad Scott, has set up a Facebook page and has organized a large rally in support of the Bible verse banners.
I believe the woman who protested about the banners is seeing much more publicity about them than before her protest. It’s heart-warming to see Christians stand up for their faith.