Louisiana high school officials have painted over a business logo owing to the fact that it contained a cross symbol and the word “Christ” in a move that “baffled” the business owner on Friday
The owner of Christ Fit Gym, a faith-based gymnasium, Billy Weatherall said he paid $3,500 for his business logo to be painted in the end zone of Benton High School. The end zone logo advertised a cross, the name of the business, and “1 Timothy 4:8.”
A judge granted a temporary restraining order to prevent anyone from removing the signs — but it was too late.
However, Weatherall sued the Benton Football Booster Club.
His attorney Ryan Gatti said “It’s a battle over the mind of a child.
“Just let that sink in. They were told to spray paint over the name of Christ,” Gatti said.
Also, Britany Reeve, a local football fan and gym supporter told KSLA that, “Christianity is under full attack right now, and you can’t respond with like anger, or retaliate. However, you do have to stand up for your beliefs you know, you can’t just back down.”
Weatherall said he’s been asked to withdraw the lawsuit but is refusing to do so.
“It’s a slow fade.
“And I promise you, if I don’t stand up for this right now, it ain’t stopping with the logo on the field. They’ll be coming for ads next. They’ll be coming for what’s in the programs. It’s just not gonna stop right here, I promise you it will not stop with this.”
By: Oluwaseyi jeje