I am very disappointed in [U.S. Rep.] Doug Collins and [Georgia Lt. Gov.] Casey Cagle, who say they are concerned about religious freedom and stand behind the [West Forsyth High School] cross-county runner who was disqualified [from the state meet] because of a Bible verse on his headband.
There is nothing in the rule book about writing on a headband. It has been done before with no objection. The [Georgia High School Association] stated "while not against the rules, the meet officials have final say.” In other words, they can discriminate as they please.
Collins and Cagle get a little press about their outrage, but do nothing. I call that political posturing.