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Thread: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Answer me, Alabama Paul. If he had declared that homosexuality had enabled him to realize his full academic potential and if he had advocated the consideration of homosexuality for anyone aspiring to excel academically, you would vehemently support his commencement address? And, therefore, you would support and advocate the same right for future commencement speakers?
    As far as I'm concerned, he earned the privilege to speak his mind regardless of subject matter. If that's what he chose to do, so be it...

    I'm out, the hydromorphone is kicking in...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Were the taxpayers harmed in some way?
    And the price of tea in China is?

    Yes they were in their pocket books for some zealot to pontificate ephemeral religious ideals they might not agree with.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    And the price of tea in China is?

    Yes they were in their pocket books for some zealot to pontificate ephemeral religious ideals they might not agree with.
    And if he had extolled the benefits of communism, I wouldn't change my stance...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, he earned the privilege to speak his mind regardless of subject matter. If that's what he chose to do, so be it...

    I'm out, the hydromorphone is kicking in...
    So that is a definite and complete YES or a NO?










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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I do not disagree in principle, Jack. However, having a long history of family in South Carolina, since 1715, I doubt that **** will play well in many parts of the nation.
    So true but it will play and maybe one of these times it will make some think about equality and what it really means.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Some one paid the rent that night. And it was rhe tax payers.
    I suppose it's possible to get a list of groups that have used that building over the years. I would be happy to try to obtain said roster if you wonder where your tax dollars are going. A commencement is a public affair, though, and according to the thread, many cheered the young man's bravery.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    And if he had extolled the benefits of communism, I wouldn't change my stance...
    Now that would actually be interesting. I can hear the Lord's prayer on any given Sunday 52 times a year. However I think a counter point should be there in the case of the Marxist. When on the public dime.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why does it matter again? Seems like there is better things to worry about than a speech that no one will even remember.
    Seems like equivocation to me. Do you fully support and advocate commencement speakers saying whatever they want (the advocacy of homosexuality, paganism, social nudity, flatulence, Satanism and masturbation in support of academic achievement; none of which are illegal)?










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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I suppose it's possible to get a list of groups that have used that building over the years. I would be happy to try to obtain said roster if you wonder where your tax dollars are going. A commencement is a public affair, though, and according to the thread, many cheered the young man's bravery.
    Okay get the list.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    And the price of tea in China is?

    Yes they were in their pocket books for some zealot to pontificate ephemeral religious ideals they might not agree with.

    Whether they agree is irrelevant.
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