Lubbock ISD wins lawsuit over banning Jesus Tattoo advertisement

Lubbock ISD declined to allow this advertisement at Lowrey Field, which landed them in a lawsuit against the company. The judge, however, sided with the district.

A federal judge has sided with the Lubbock Independent School District in a lawsuit brought by a religious group whose ad featuring a heavily tattooed image of Jesus was rejected by school officials.

A Lubbock-based firm called Little Pencil and founded to promote Christian values through the media sued the district earlier this year after their ad for Jesus Tattoo was refused.

A legal group representing the firm tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal they're disappointed with the decision Thursday from U.S. District Sam Cummings and are "evaluating our options for appeal."

School district officials contended the ad equated to proselytizing and violated the district's code of conduct policy that requires tattoos be covered.