A Southeast Texas school board is taking public comment on a court-ordered halt to its ban on high school cheerleaders displaying religious-themed messages on banners at sports events.
The board of the Kountze Independent School District has a special meeting set for Tuesday evening to consider the ban that a state district judge has blocked.
Interim superintendent Reese Briggs said the board will take no action.
A lawsuit against the district by the anti-religion group Freedom From Religion Foundation is set for trial in June. The advocacy group contends the handwritten messages on cheerleader banners are unconstitutional religion endorsements.
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has joined in the suit on the cheerleaders' behalf. They also have Gov. Rick Perry's support.
The district is about 20 miles north of Beaumont.