Christ Fit Gym Won’t Back Down From Lawsuit Regarding Logo at Benton HS
Billy Weatherall, owner of Christ Fit Gym in Bossier City, has found himself embroiled in a fight for God and though it appears as though he's having to fight even some very good friends, lots of them are glad and thankful that he's had the fortitude to draw a line in the sand and wage this war.
At the heart of the issue is the logo of Christ Fit Gym and it's placement in the end zone at Benton High School's homecoming football game this past Friday, September 7, 2018.
In an article from KEEL news over the weekend, we learned:
The Benton Football Booster Club recently sold advertising space on the Benton High School football field to a local business. The logo of the business included a Cross and Bible verse and was painted on the football field.
Students at Benton High School were told to cover up the word "Christ" on the football field after the ACLU objected to the business name of Christ Fit Gym having a logo on the field.
Billy stopped by Kiss Country this morning to spend some time with Gary and Bristol and he gave us a little insight as to exactly what is going on.
Early Friday morning, Weatherall received a phone call from a close friend on the booster club who explained how the ACLU had filed a complaint about the logo's appearance, and how the booster club intended to have "Christ" removed from the logo, Weatherall and his wife decided that he couldn't just roll over and allow this.
He then immediately filed suit to block the removal of his logo citing breach of contract in the issue. And even though several have asked him to back down because it will cost the parish a lot of money, He states, "There's no doubt in my mind that I'm doing the right thing. I will not and cannot back down on this and I will not and cannot compromise on this."
Listen to the rest of the interview below: