Christ Fit Gym Owner Weatherall: ‘We Won’t Back Down’ [VIDEO]
Christ Fit Gym owner Billy Weatherall and his attorney, Ryan Gatti, talk with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the growing controversy over the removal of his business' logo from the Benton High football field.
Here's a summary of the situation in a statement received from legal counsel for the Bossier Parish School Board:
A challenge to the logo was received from counsel for the plaintiffs in a pending federal lawsuit alleging improper endorsement of religion in the schools. The School Board's legal counsel advised the administration that the logo should be removed pending consultation with the Court, as alleged violations had just been discussed with the Court. The Bossier Parish School Board was unaware of the logo and has not met to discuss the issue. We understand that a lawsuit has been filed in state court challenging the removal of the logo and that a temporary restraining order has been signed against the Benton Football Booster Club. The Board is not a named as a defendant in the suit and has not had an opportunity to discuss the allegations.
However, Weatherall and his attorney, Gatti, say they have a binding contract with the Benton High football boosters for on-field advertising and want the stipulations of that agreement met.