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Houston Matters for Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Earlier this year we looked at a lawsuit brought against a high school 90 minutes northeast of Houston. Kountze I-S-D was sued by its very own cheerleaders who were displaying religious messages on their banners during football games. A Hardin County Judge Steven Thomas ruled it was ok for the cheerleaders to continue with their […]

The Kountze Independent School District cheerleaders who have been displaying religious messages on their game banners.

Earlier this year we looked at a lawsuit brought against a high school 90 minutes northeast of Houston. Kountze I-S-D was sued by its very own cheerleaders who were displaying religious messages on their banners during football games. A Hardin County Judge Steven Thomas ruled it was ok for the cheerleaders to continue with their banners, but Kountze I-S-D is appealing that decision looking for clarification. And just today the ACLU has decided to weigh in on this case.

As they continue their court battle we look at what this latest development means. Is there a true separation of church and state in Houston and the state of Texas? How much does religion influence the city, politics and our daily lives?  Too much or too little?

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll explore what the division of church and state really looks like in Houston and Texas. We welcome you to the conversation and ask whether you think Texas is different to other places you’ve lived or experienced?

Also…we look at the Affordable Care Act for those of you who are self-employed or unemployed, we chat about a movie by a German about living in Houston, and finally we hear from the artist of the Funnel Tunnel on Montrose Boulevard.

Houston Matters begins at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM. To join us on air, call 713-440-8870 or e-mail us at talk@houstonmatters.org.

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