I am not to familiar with the story, but I don't think there is anything wrong with the student saying what he wants. He was the top student in his class, and for a few minutes he got to hold the students and their families as a captive audience. I am not religious, and I am an agnostic, but I have zero problem with the student saying whatever he wanted to say. He was the top student, he got his 15 minutes of fame, and it's okay with me.
Except there was no equal treatment involved here. The valedictorian has special treatment. A special position that no one else can share.I don't have a problem with this so long as equal treatment is given to all opinions.
No argument here.Now the gross spying and databasing our government is doing against us, THAT'S something to get all riled up over.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Supreme Court Ruling:
The right to engage in voluntary prayer does not include the right to have a captive audience for that prayer or to compel other students to participate.