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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
    The Supreme Court opens with prayer, Presidential Functions include prayer, yet someone at a school function shouldn't be able to pray?
    They can pray all day whenever and wherever they'd like. They shouldn't be leading a prayer at an event that a public school that has nothing to do with religion.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Ok, be ignorant, ignore actual court rulings i quote and just continue to think that your religion is the only one out there, and don't think how the forcing of listening to anothers religion can affect one. whatever i have no time for ignorance. Continue to think this kid has been wronged even though not only did he violate the rights established through court cases on the matter, but he defied his school at the same time. You are right the poor kid is being disciplined for NO reason.
    He isn't being disciplined. In fact, he got standing ovations.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They can pray all day whenever and wherever they'd like. They shouldn't be leading a prayer at an event that a public school that has nothing to do with religion.
    The functions I mentioned have nothing to do with religion, why is it ok for them?
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    I deny that anyone was forced. Nobody had to stay and listen. They could leave and come back when he was done.

    your opinion doesnt matter to the rights of those in question

    yep dishonest is definitely your one and only strong suit.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You're right, they should cut his ****ing tongue out, the little criminal.
    I never said that. I'm just at a loss why people are defending him. there is a time and a place for everything, and in a school filled with people from several different backgrounds and religions, it is not the time to break out in prayer. Those people did not ask for it yet they were subjected to it. I'm not saying the kid needs to be thrown in jail. I'm just saying that whatever punishment the school board gives is fair. There shouldn't be a controversy over freedom of speech because there are other freedoms in violation too. There isn't anyhting major, i'm just pointing out here that this kid isn't the victim like it is being made out he is.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    your opinion doesnt matter to the rights of those in question

    yep dishonest is definitely your one and only strong suit.
    You keep saying I'm dishonest, I haven't been dishonest about anything.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    He isn't being disciplined. In fact, he got standing ovations.
    Well yes, South Carolina is a place where racism and religious intolerance along with ignorance is quite common. I lived there for quite some time. Much happier up north. It explains why he got standing ovations, other places where ethnic diversity is not frowned upon might have been taken more seriously. Alas the kid might be looked at as a hero, and it might not have offended anybody at all, and if that's the case then by all means congrats and continue to spread the word of your God. This isn't that big of a story to get so worked up upon. I just don't want the freedom of religion to be trampled on by close minded people.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    The functions I mentioned have nothing to do with religion, why is it ok for them?
    I don't think it's ok for them. I'm not sure what your point is here. I don't think the girl should be punished because it's not some major deal but I don't understand why religion for evangelicals has to be some public matter.

    I've always found the "need to be in your face" religious folks weird. I generally adhere to this

    nd when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. 6But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly. 7But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. …
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    You keep saying I'm dishonest, I haven't been dishonest about anything.
    nooooooo of course not
    well its either you being dishonest or you are severely uneducated about the topics at hand. Either way you are wrong.

    The school has every right to limit and or sensor any speech that is being made at their function.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Well yes, South Carolina is a place where racism and religious intolerance along with ignorance is quite common. I lived there for quite some time. Much happier up north. It explains why he got standing ovations, other places where ethnic diversity is not frowned upon might have been taken more seriously. Alas the kid might be looked at as a hero, and it might not have offended anybody at all, and if that's the case then by all means congrats and continue to spread the word of your God. This isn't that big of a story to get so worked up upon. I just don't want the freedom of religion to be trampled on by close minded people.
    Having someone say something regarding their religion in NO WAY stomps on your freedom of religion. That is ridiculous.
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