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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 davidtaylorjr View Post
    ....and yes, the school said no religion in the speech.
    Which is why I cheer this kid on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    I am not equating cursing to prayer. I am making a point: There is no such thing as complete freedom of speech in school.
    Evidently there is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    and perhaps that is a sad thing...
    Are you saying a teacher should have no control over his/her own classroom (including verbal content)?
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Evidently there is.
    Clearly there isn't.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Are you saying a teacher should have no control over his/her own classroom (including verbal content)?
    Students don't even get the right to free speech in college classrooms, private institution or not, let alone public K-12!
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    I think the time has come to stop bowing to every sensitive whiny little self centered punk who gets their feelings hurt by words. If he is saying something you don't like get up and leave. The world does not revolve around you, get over it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Are you saying a teacher should have no control over his/her own classroom (including verbal content)?
    Not in the slightest. You're trying to send this down the argumentum ad absurdum route.

    I find it disturbing though, considering the level of comportment students show -- which was traditionally a part of their education -- has sunk to unspeakable lows, that the thought of a student praying is what is found to be so offensive, that we find this, this to be a vital topic of contention...

    It really does say something about this society we've created...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Not in the slightest. You're trying to send this down the argumentum ad absurdum route.

    I find it disturbing though, considering the level of comportment students show -- which was traditionally a part of their education -- has sunk to unspeakable lows, that the thought of a student praying is what is found to be so offensive, that we find this, this to be a vital topic of contention...

    It really does say something about this society we've created...
    How is a prayer that has no malicious speech offensive? I too don't understand. People are just too sensitive I guess and can't accept the fact that other people have opinions that should be allowed to be given as well. It is just nonsense.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    How is a prayer that has no malicious speech offensive? I too don't understand. People are just too sensitive I guess and can't accept the fact that other people have opinions that should be allowed to be given as well. It is just nonsense.
    It isn't, it is about some whining, intolerants who feel the need to stifle the 1st Amendment rights of others because they "don't wanna hear it..."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    It isn't, it is about some whining, intolerants who feel the need to stifle the 1st Amendment rights of others because they "don't wanna hear it..."
    That's true.
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