The case stems from late last year when Lubbock ISD rejected Miller’s ‘Jesus Tattoo’ ad on a Jumbotron.
The two said they mostly agree on the facts of the case and wish for the judge to make a ruling solely on an interpretation of the law instead of a dispute over the facts. Monday’s documents did not shed any new light on the case.
Some of the facts that the two parties agree on, according to the motions, are that Miller made a request to display his ad at Lowery Field and that it was rejected by the Superintendent Berhl Robertson.
LISD reasserted in its motion that the Jumbotron is not a public forum and therefore it has the right to choose which advertisements are shown.
LISD also claims that no other religious advertisement had been shown in the field in 2013. However, Miller claims in the motion that LISD did advertise other religious organizations including Bethany Baptist Church.
LISD’s counter-argument is “…if the District places the ‘Jesus Tattoo’ advertisement on the Jumbotron at Lowery Field, a non-public or limited forum, the effect would be to coerce student attendees who are a captive audience and it would endorse a particular religion…”
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