I blogged a few weeks ago about a Georgia high school and it’s cheerleaders who liked to display religious signs at football games. The school, to pre-empt any lawsuits, banned the signs because of church and state issues. In an article on The New York Times Religion and Belief section shows in a new article that the town has responded in an interesting way to the ban. They are now bringing their own signs with Bible verses.
It is a great show of how things should work. We have plenty of legal ways to express belief and few illegal. The town found a legal way that differs from the illegal only slightly. Its not the display of signs at the game, but who is displaying them. The town is even seeing the event as a good thing now, because it is causing citizens to be more bold in their faith.
Let us hope the boldness does not only mean signs at a football game, but lives that live out love for God and people.