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Court Upholds District's Rejection of Religious Ad

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A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas school district's refusal to air a "Jesus Tattoo" ad on the video scoreboard of its high school football stadium.

A private religious group sought to run the ad featuring a shirtless, heavily tattooed Jesus Christ during football games in the Lubbock district as "a new way to share the Bible's teachings through contemporary marketing methods," as the group said in its lawsuit.

But the Lubbock district rejected the ad in 2013, saying the district would appear to be endorsing the ad's religious message, which the court agreed with.

Vol. 34, Issue 26, Page 4

Published in Print: April 1, 2015, as Court Upholds District's Rejection of Religious Ad
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