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Advocates for 'Jesus Tattoo' company appealing court decision

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Back on May 29, a company called Little Pencil LLC lost a suit against Lubbock ISD, after the district refused to display a faith-based ad on its jumbotron during high school football games.

Attorneys for Alliance Defending Freedom have now appealed that ruling, claiming that the "Jesus Tattoo" ad was denied because of its particular content, while other religious organizations are allowed to advertise.

“It’s not the government’s job to pick and choose between religious organizations and their missions when determining who can have ad space,” ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot said in a Wednesday press release. “The district court’s decision was in error, and we hope the 5th Circuit will affirm that the constitutionally protected messages of all Americans should be free from government censorship.”

LISD released this statement in response: "Throughout this process, we have asserted that our actions were in keeping with district policies, state and federal law, and the Court ruled in favor of Lubbock ISD. It is the right of the litigants to appeal the case and they have chosen to do so. We look forward to the day when this litigation is resolved, and we can focus entirely on our mission of educating students."

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