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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]

    While I don't think it's THAT big of a deal, rules are rules. This is similar to another argument I had about a student's use of the word "hell" during her valedictorian speech. I wonder if this is similar to that case where the speech was pre-approved by a committee and then changed at the last minute on the whim of the student?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    His speech was approved, and he took it to the podium, conflicted as to actually delivering it as approved or going with his gut feelings. I doubt many would have had the gonads to go against the "committee"...
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Ah, I just went back to the OP and here it is.

    Costner's impromptu speech was posted on YouTube, but that's not what the district said he turned in for approval.

    The representative for the School District of Pickens County said Costner did recite some of his planned speech that was approved, but the original did not include religious comments.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It hurt the foundations of our Constitution. The fact other kids lie doesn't justify this kid. He claims and pretends to be a "Christian" and then displays deceitful behavior. He exposed himself as a fool.
    Are you a Christian?

    The bible has instances of where people have lied and then later are held with high esteem like with Rahab in Joshua 2. I think if we are going on the assumption that the bible is the inspired word of God and if people like Rahab who have lied but are later praised and saved from destruction then maybe the rule regarding lieing isn't so cut and dry?

    I don't know, it's not really the issue here either way though is it.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Our Father, Who art in heaven
    Hallowed be Thy Name;
    Thy kingdom come,
    Thy will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    and forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us;
    and lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil. Amen.




    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[1]


    It is that simple.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    You're free to make an ass of yourself as you choose. Good evening bonz...
    No need to be so sensitive.....................

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

    Just leave the praying and the curse words OUT of speeches and there won't be a problem. I think people just do it for attention anyway. The valedictorian MUST be intelligent enough to realize that he was going to face some heat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    Are you a Christian?

    The bible has instances of where people have lied and then later are held with high esteem like with Rahab in Joshua 2. I think if we are going on the assumption that the bible is the inspired word of God and if people like Rahab who have lied but are later praised and saved from destruction then maybe the rule regarding lieing isn't so cut and dry?

    I don't know, it's not really the issue here either way though is it.
    Sure its an issue. The kid lied. You can't claim to be a Christian and lie in the same breath...and yes...I am a Christian...but I am not "Christian".
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    No need to be so sensitive.....................
    In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm not really that sensitive...
    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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