Texas Supreme Court Declines to Take up Cheerleader Banner Case

Texas Supreme Court Declines to Take up Cheerleader Banner Case

Written by Don Byrd The Texas Supreme Court has declined to take up a long-running case involving banners with religious messages being displayed by public high school cheerleaders at football games in Kountze County. That leaves in place an appeals court decision...
Court Upholds FEMA Policy Barring Grants to Houses of Worship

Court Upholds FEMA Policy Barring Grants to Houses of Worship

Written by Don Byrd A federal judge in Texas has denied a motion filed by plaintiff churches seeking an injunction against the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) policy prohibiting disaster aid grants to facilities established primarily for religious...
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Texas School Board Prayer Case

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Texas School Board Prayer Case

Written by Don Byrd The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear the plaintiff’s appeal in American Humanist Association v. Birdville Independent School District, ending a closely watched government prayer dispute. The denial leaves in place a controversial...