The ruling by District Judge Steven Thomas means the Kountze High School cheerleading team can continue to hold up those signs with Bible verses as long as the school district says it’s OK.
The ruling states the Christian messages at public school sporting events did not constitute a violation of the First Amendment's establishment clause.
That clause keeps the government from promoting any given religion.
One of the attorneys for the cheerleaders put it this way. “They're going to be able to have their banners, we won and they didn't."
The district is looking into the ruling further and their right to disallow the banners if they so choose.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation as well as the Anti-Defamation League were upset with the decision.
The Anti-Defamation League said it "flies in the face of clear US Supreme Court rulings."