Several amazing developments here. First, Floyd County Virginia is in southwest Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, considered Bible Belt and conservative. See the story here, but watch as it develops, for there is likely a subtext no one is mentioning as to the “why” of the ban.
The athletes were all members of the FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, an honored Christian organization for many years. Liberty Counsel, a non-profit legal group has come to the aid of the students, and remarkably, so has the ACLU, who stated, per WRVA-AM radio on Thursday, that while the school cannot post the Ten Commandments, individual students should be able to.
Liberty Counsel takes the position that if the school allows any postings on lockers it must allow all.
Watch this story. My bet is the school folds.
The remaining question is: Will the ACLU become a de facto counsel for public schools? It seems more and more schools are either turning to them first, or following their guidance when asked.
It’s good they got this one right, but again, watch for the subtext.