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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 Jack Hays View Post
    Ah. Then it looks like the question has not been settled.

    "Under current law in some jurisdictions, . . ."
    That's because it's up to the school what rules they set when it comes to speeches.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sounds like a personal problem.
    Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms, 1521. One of the great stands on the basis of conscience in the history of our civilization.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms, 1521. One of the great stands on the basis of conscience in the history of our civilization.
    Point being?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's because it's up to the school what rules they set when it comes to speeches.
    Or not, apparently, depending on the jurisdiction.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Point being?
    A principled stand derived from conscience is to be celebrated, not attacked. (And I'm agnostic, btw.)
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Or not, apparently, depending on the jurisdiction.
    Nope, schools are allowed to set precedence (to a point) based on what they feel could be offensive material, religion included.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    A principled stand derived from conscience is to be celebrated, not attacked. (And I'm agnostic, btw.)
    So, in OTW, your "beliefs" have such power over you that you can't control your actions in public? I'm not buying it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    So, in OTW, your "beliefs" have such power over you that you can't control your actions in public? I'm not buying it.
    Quite the opposite, actually. A principled act of conscience is the product of mature self-control.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Quite the opposite, actually. A principled act of conscience is the product of mature self-control.
    Not if you can't stifle yourself during a relatively short graduation speech.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Nope, schools are allowed to set precedence (to a point) based on what they feel could be offensive material, religion included.
    . . . in some jurisdictions.
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