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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]

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    Seeing as I"m the one who created the topic, I think I know what the discussion is supposed to be about.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    It's actually not.
    Sure it is or this discussion wouldn't be happening.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Sure it is or this discussion wouldn't be happening.
    You can disagree with gravity if you want, doesn't mean it's debatable.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    If it goes against the country's laws or school's laws (I'm not an American, so I don't have a clue), then it should have been banned.

    But, even if it didn't go against any law--like it wouldn't in many European countries--I'm still surprised people didn't start laughing at the poor young guy, like they would have done over here. That would have kept anyone else, on that day or in the future, from repeating such an act.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    You can disagree with gravity if you want, doesn't mean it's debatable.
    They granted him time to speak. That is his time. His speech, nobody else's.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    I think America just has some great desire to be offended at anything.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    As stated to Paul, the administration was not required to grant him the speech.



    No, you are trying to use that as a red herring. This has nothing to do with any religious expressions. If he lied to the administration and began reciting Robert Frost poems I would still have a problem with his behavior.
    I admire him because he broke the rules. I'm indifferent to religious content.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I think America just has some great desire to be offended at anything.
    Great point.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I admire him because he broke the rules. I'm indifferent to religious content.
    Well, being an anarchist, I am perfectly fine with breaking rules... when the rules are unjust.
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