Kountze cheerleaders cheering in cross tshirts.

Remember yesterday when a frustrated parent sent me the picture of a pro-Jesus sign on the wall of a Kountze district kindergarten?

That was followed by another reader who is spying on the “Support Kountze Kids Faith” facebook page who sent me this picture.

Cheerleades wearing shirts with crosses.

It was shared to the group by someone saying, “KOUNTZE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS wearing their new Lion Spirit shirts to cheer in tonight!”  As if the huge Christian banners at football games weren’t bad enough.

If the FFRF or AU can find a plaintiff, this school district is in deep legal shit.  Their behavior is so obviously and defiantly against the law.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Highlander

    Out of the 14 girls in that picture there are fairly good odds that at least one of them either already questions their faith or will abandon it as an adult. It’s hard to blame kids this age for group think, but hopefully someday some of them will realize how poorly they were guided by it.

    • Garret

      Lets get those kids! Sue em all for participating! Silencing them will squelch their beliefs for sure!

      • eh

        you’re a stupid bitch, aren’t you?

        • Rovin’ Rockhound

          I agree with the sentiment, but gendered insults are not cool.

          • J*

            I find bitch to be gender neutral term. I’ve called my share of guys that. They look at me funny. It amuses me.

          • Azkyroth

            I find bitch to be gender neutral term.

            It isn’t.

        • John Horstman

          Ditto to Rovin’ Rockhound’s comment.

      • http://www.atlantapolyamory.org/ Jeremy

        Weak troll. I give it a 6 out of 10 for effort.

      • IslandBrewer

        You know, I started to carefully explain the metes and bounds of the establishment clause caselaw, then realized it was pointless.

        Jeremy was magnanimous. I give him a 4/10 for effort.

  • Art Vandelay

    Ah yes…the crucifix. Ancient device used to torture and execute heretics in the most bloody, inhumane way imaginable. But, let’s make t-shirts with them for our teeny-boppers!! The failure of Christians to recognize how cultish they are never ceases to amaze me.

  • iknklast

    We had something similar here a couple of weeks ago. In the town of Blue Hill, NE, a bus crash left 2 kids dead, and the bus driver. At the football game a couple of nights later, the entire team was decked out in crosses – on their helmets, on wristbands, etc. The wristbands, as far as I’m concerned, may have been their own choice (I’m only aware of one kid who had this), but the helmets appeared to have been school sponsored.

    The odds that this was illegal? Astronomically high. The odds that any plaintiff would be willing to come forward from the tiny town of Blue Hill, NE? Astronomically low. This would make what happened to Jessica Ahlquist look like a love-in.

  • http://www.everydayintheparkwithgeorge.com Matt E

    As I just wrote over at Friendly Atheist, I wish there was on high school in Texas with the intellectual curiosity and moral courage to have their cheerleaders hold up banners with Quar’an verses on them and see what happens.

    • Anonymous Atheist

      Or even some of the ‘icky’ Bible verses.

      • Rob

        No, not icky ones. Just signs saying Matthew 6:5-6 and nothing else. Left the readers look it up. The only ones that will look it up are the ones that need to know it.

  • Alicia

    ne of those little teeny-boppers, as previously called, is my niece. Several others on the squad I claim as mine as well. I am proud to see these young impressionable girls wearing crosses and standing for their beliefs over slutty tanks and shorts where their butt cheeks show. None of these girls are out prowling and can look in the stands at any given sport they play to see their families cheering them on. You guys seriously need to find someone of age to target. My take on those against the cheerleaders voicing their Christianity is that deep in the haters’ hearts, they know theses girls are on the right path. My prayers and our God in heaven are with these strong young ladies. God bless all you.

  • ash

    Wow you people need to grow up. just cause u dnt Like what u c dntlook. then those are some proud little girls and I am proud of them and support them 100 percent.

  • Sissy

    I just have to say this. I believe that these girls have the right to voice their opinions and beliefs as they see fit. It is every AMERICANS right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH. It is also every AMERICANS right to FREEDOM OF RELIGION. That being said, if Christianity offends you , then by all means, do not partake, look at , or read anything to do with it. If Atheism offends you , do not partake, look at , or read anything to do with it. The same goes for any religion or belief, be it Islamic, Atheist, Christian, Pagan, or the Great Spaghetti Monster……..

    If this is what you and your family choose to believe, then more power to you . If you are not ashamed of your beliefs then , by all means , voice them. But do not belittle, degrade, or insult others that do the same.EVERYONE has the right to BELIEVE, PRACTICE, AND VOCALIZE their particular beliefs….

    Have a great night…..

    and open your mind…….

  • http://Love,Joy,Feminism Northstar

    Alisha, ashe, sissy… is it possible for a non-Christian to be on the team? If so, what kind of shirt would she be given? My bet it’s an exclusively Christian team. So the sports teams are just for Christians. Is that ok? So far as our type just “not looking”, well, it’s kind of hard to miss when attending a sports event, isn’t it? So the sports events are just for Christians, too. Is that ok? American? Where everyone is supposed to have equal rights — and access? Why not just hang a sign that says, “Christians Only!” on the gates… and on the sign-up forms… and anywhere it counts. Maybe if you think what it would be like to be the Jewish kid… or the non-believer kid in that school, you’ll understand it’s not “offense” we’re talking about. It’s equality.

  • Azkyroth

    …and all I can find to say about it is that I’m so sorry for anyone on any team from that school if it’s pronounced how it’s spelled, even if they are privileged religious douches.

    • Azkyroth

      Also sry 4 ne 1 frum ne skool the dipshits commenting abuv wend 2 lol

    • Drakk

      Oh come on. I’m sure the pronounciation is more similar to “counts”.

      Or maybe I’ll keep telling myself that.

  • http://biblefunmentionables.wordpress.com/ Michael Morris

    If these girls need any help coming up with fiercer and funnier Bible quotes, I humbly offer my assistance at my BibleFunmentionables blog http://biblefunmentionables.com/2012/10/20/the-preachy-cheerleader-banners-wed-like-to-see/