Rob Boston, of the group Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, counters, "These cheerleaders with their religious banners that quote from the Bible are definitely in violation of that long-standing rule. My advice to them would be if you want to promote religious, do that at your church, not in your public school."
Playing without their traditional banner, the Warriors ended up losing the game by a score of 34 to zero. The game may have ended in disappointment for sports fans, but Mayor Cobb insists the community still came out on top.
"I would love to see in the future the possibility of banners coming back," he said. "I don't want it to be offensive to anyone, and these kids don't either. It wasn't their intent to start with. It's a show of solidarity of the community."