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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Grant, you should read your own articles.

    She knew her speech as valedictorian of Foothill High School would be cut short, but Brittany McComb was determined to tell her fellow graduates what was on her mind and in her heart.
    Sounds like she knew she was violating school policy and proselytizing... BTW -- Why didn't her parents put her in a Christian school if that was so important?

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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Sounds like she knew she was violating school policy and proselytizing... BTW -- Why didn't her parents put her in a Christian school if that was so important?

    I think I recall this story when it happened, and the girl had to submit her speech to the school before hand, and, it was clear at the time that it was no sermon by any means, but the PC liberal school administration would not let her even mention God as part of her path to success in the school. When she did it anyway, they immediately cut her mic.

    As for putting her in a Christian School, do you have any idea how much it cost to enroll a child in private education? Maybe the parents couldn't afford it.


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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I think I recall this story when it happened, and the girl had to submit her speech to the school before hand, and, it was clear at the time that it was no sermon by any means, but the PC liberal school administration would not let her even mention God as part of her path to success in the school. When she did it anyway, they immediately cut her mic.
    Bullcrap. Post a link that supports that.

    As for putting her in a Christian School, do you have any idea how much it cost to enroll a child in private education? Maybe the parents couldn't afford it.

    There are second and third rate religious schools all over the place that are dirt cheap. -- Not much of an education, but you can talk about Jesus and get cured of being gay.

    I know exactly how much a good private education costs. I write several checks a year.

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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Bullcrap. Post a link that supports that.




    There are second and third rate religious schools all over the place that are dirt cheap. -- Not much of an education, but you can talk about Jesus and get cured of being gay.

    I know exactly how much a good private education costs. I write several checks a year.
    She knew her speech as valedictorian of Foothill High School would be cut short, but Brittany McComb was determined to tell her fellow graduates what was on her mind and in her heart.

    But before she could get to the word in her speech that meant the most to her -- Christ -- her microphone went dead.

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    The decision to cut short McComb's commencement speech Thursday at The Orleans drew jeers from the nearly 400 graduates and their families that went on for several minutes.

    However, Clark County School District officials and an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday that cutting McComb's mic was the right call. Graduation ceremonies are school-sponsored events, a stance supported by federal court rulings, and as such may include religious references but not proselytizing, they said.

    They said McComb's speech amounted to proselytizing and that her commentary could have been perceived as school-sponsored.

    Before she delivered her commencement speech, McComb met with Foothill administrators, who edited her remarks. It's standard district practice to have graduation speeches vetted before they are read publicly.

    School officials removed from McComb's speech some biblical references and the only reference to Christ.

    But even though administrators warned McComb that her speech would get cut short if she deviated from the language approved by the school, she said it all boiled down to her fundamental right to free speech.

    That's why, for what she said was the first time in her life, the valedictorian who graduated with a 4.7 GPA rebelled against authority.
    reviewjournal.com -- News - District pulls plug on speech


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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Bullcrap. Post a link that supports that.
    Good grief...I wish you libs would support half the crap you spew out there instead of constantly requiring us to provide support for every little thing said....In any case:




    There are second and third rate religious schools all over the place that are dirt cheap. -- Not much of an education, but you can talk about Jesus and get cured of being gay.

    "Cured of being Gay"? Where do you come up with this crap? Who said anything about that absurd notion?

    I know exactly how much a good private education costs. I write several checks a year.
    Then you know it ain't cheap brother. Isn't it just possible that her family can't afford the costs involved? Oh, and how nice for you that you can look down your nose and make the statement that the girl is only deserving of a 2nd or 3rd rate education because you don't like her beliefs.

    Lastly, I am just a little surprised that you send your children to a private school? Why? Aren't the public schools good enough?


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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Exactly! It isn't like an Christian President who under the pretext of acting under direction from God, attacked a predominately Muslim country, and over the course of a war, killed 100,000 Muslims. I mean, that kinda crap just doesn't happen. Christians never attack Muslims.

    Oh wait...

    Bush: God Told Me to Invade Iraq
    George Bush was not the only one in the American government who wanted to eliminate Saddam Hussein and there were many other coalition countries involved as well. Many countries of a varierty of faiths, or non faiths, were against this mmadman. It is Muslims who are still carrying out killings in Iraq against other Muslims, by the way.

    To claim that this was in any way a religious war by the Uniited States and their coalition partners is ludicrous.

    That's quite an intersting sirte you pointed out though.

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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Grant, you should read your own articles.



    Sounds like she knew she was violating school policy and proselytizing... BTW -- Why didn't her parents put her in a Christian school if that was so important?
    That's why I said that Christianity was being discouraged in the US public school system. The evidence seems clear that this is so. Don't you agree?

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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Situations like this are really funny to me because, when a group is supported by the left and is attacked, the right say it was a false flag to blame the right and vice versa.

    Personally I would given them money too and the address of a gun dealer who doesnt care who you are.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    George Bush was not the only one in the American government who wanted to eliminate Saddam Hussein and there were many other coalition countries involved as well. Many countries of a varierty of faiths, or non faiths, were against this mmadman. It is Muslims who are still carrying out killings in Iraq against other Muslims, by the way.

    To claim that this was in any way a religious war by the Uniited States and their coalition partners is ludicrous.

    That's quite an intersting sirte you pointed out though.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Commondreams is...

    Common Dreams NewsCenter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A site for the left, and they do not tolerate any deviation from the party line.
    Yeah, just glancing through it I certainly gave that strong impression.

    Even in the submitted article there were a lot of the 'according to" type of quotes being used.

    It seemed like a religious site,

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