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Oct 04 2012

Texas Cheerleaders Fight The Tyranny Of The Minority

In Texas, where football’s religion
And religion is bigger each year
Where the cheerleading squad
Gives all glory to god
And sings praises to Jesus in cheer

There’s a school where they all read the bible
And the handful who don’t, watch their backs
Because Jesus comes first
All the kids do their worst
To protect Him from any attacks

They’ve been painting some scripture on banners
Which they bring, Friday night, to the game
And if some disagree
Why, they’re no one you’ll see
Because everyone here feels the same

But it seems that some cowardly loser
Wants the biblical stuff taken down
But the cheerleaders fought
As God knows that they ought—
It’s majority rules in this town

And the popular kids are all Christian
And the teachers and staff are as well
If some miserable few
Might be Muslim or Jew—
Even atheist—no one can tell

Cos we’re free to express our religion
And we’re free to impose it on you
We’re expressing our rights
By the stadium lights
Close your eyes, if you don’t like the view

We believe that our speech is protected
On the field, in the halls, on the bus
If you, too, want free speech
Then your dream is in reach…
It’s so simple: be Christian like us.

Texas Cheerleaders fight for the right to wave Bible-passage banners.

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  1. 1
    grumpyoldfart

    They don’t give a stuff about god or religion. It’s just an excuse to play the martyr and regale their friends later, with tales of their derring-do. Pompous, insincere, twits.

  2. 2
    eamick

    Kountze was also the first city in the U.S. to elect a Muslim mayor. The city council treated him with all the respect they thought he deserved, i.e., none. No doubt his being black and the council’s being all-white didn’t help, either.

  3. 3
    ibbica

    They don’t give a stuff about god or religion. It’s just an excuse to play the martyr and regale their friends later, with tales of their derring-do. Pompous, insincere, twits.

    I’d suggest people start showing up with large signs that just say “Matthew 6:5″, but I suspect grumpoldfart’s analysis is correct and it would just fly right over their heads :/

  4. 4
    bobfromli

    When are they going to get it: Jesus don’t care who wins football games! The idea that you need to proselytize for a chosen faith (that’s gotta be the reason ’cause it ain’t about the facts) is unique in christian thought. That said, do they really believe that putting up these signs is really gonna make people ‘believe’.

  5. 5
    d.f.manno

    @ bobfromli (#4):

    The idea that you need to proselytize for a chosen faith (that’s gotta be the reason ’cause it ain’t about the facts) is unique in christian thought.

    No, it isn’t. Islam has the concept of da’wah. According to Wikipedia:

    A Muslim who practices da‘wah, either as a religious worker or in a volunteer community effort, is called a dā‘ī, plural du‘āt. A dā‘ī is thus a person who invites people to understand Islam through a dialogical process, and may be categorized in some cases as the Islamic equivalent of a missionary, as one who invites people to the faith, to the prayer, or to Islamic life.

  6. 6
    hexidecima

    these cheerleaders confirm to me that most, if not all, cheerleaders are useless pieces of humanity. These ones happen to have found a way to play wannabee martyr all the while getting the attention they so desperately crave.

    At least they make their god a laughingstock, only interested in boys playing games and girls bouncing up and down. How could we expect such a being to actually do any thing abut the real problems in the world.

  7. 7
    Cuttlefish

    Most cheerleaders I have known have been wonderful people, very involved in school and community activities, and very hard workers. There have been exceptions–the Junior High cheerleaders who organized their classmates to vote against a Jewish girl who would have joined them–but the high school and college cheerleaders (different towns from Jr. High) were great, and my students who have been cheerleaders have also been terrific.

    I suspect they simply reflected the greater communities they were from, and I suspect this is much the case in Texas.

  8. 8
    Ed Darrell

    And then the football team smashes through the banners, tearing them asunder, as they run onto the football field . . .

    That’s right: They tear up the Word of God.

    Aren’t they glad we don’t make blasphemy a crime in Texas?

  9. 9
    desoto

    So young, so brainwashed

  10. 10
    scooterskutre

    CUTTLFISH

    I just now found out you have a blog. I’ve not been checking in as much at FTB because there is so much conversation about internal struggles and I can’t keep up.

    My daughter was a Texas High School color guard, I’m sending her this limerick, she’s at A&M now.

    Also would like to read it on the air next week on KPFT, TX Radio if you are all right with that…full credit of course.

    And I will score it.

    _Scooter

  11. 11
    Cuttlefish

    Other than that it isn’t technically limerick (very similar form, though), go for it!

  12. 12
    scooterskutre

    Hmmmmm, is it a dublin?

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