Federal judge says no to tattooed Jesus school ad

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Associated Press

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:32 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has sided with the Lubbock Independent School District in a lawsuit brought by a religious group whose ad featuring a heavily tattooed image of Jesus was rejected by school officials.

A Lubbock-based firm called Little Pencil and founded to promote Christian values through the media sued the district earlier this year after their ad for Jesus Tattoo was refused.

A legal group representing the firm tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (http://bit.ly/1myBm2J ) they're disappointed with the decision Thursday from U.S. District Sam Cummings and are "evaluating our options for appeal."

School district officials contended the ad equated to proselytizing and violated the district's code of conduct policy that requires tattoos be covered.

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Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, http://www.lubbockonline.com

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