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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 ChezC3 View Post
    Well then God bless ya...
    Well, I'm not, but if I was I might find the Lord's prayer offensive, just as you might find the Satan's prayer offensive or cursing offensive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Okay then. I guess you told me!
    I did, and it was quite something.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, I'm not, but if I was I might find the Lord's prayer offensive, just as you might find the Satan's prayer offensive or cursing offensive.
    Because you might find it offensive, does that mean another person's freedom of speech and religious expression needs to be restricted?
    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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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    They're kids that we're talking about here, high school students.

    and the lesson you want to teach them is to bow before the omnipotent government...got it!
    Last edited by ChezC3; 06-08-13 at 08:30 PM. Reason: typo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I did, and it was quite something.

    Was it? I've forgotten already. Something about bald I think.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    and the lessen you want to teach them is to bow before the omnipotent government...got it!
    Respect for rules and how to follow them. That is just part of being a grown-up. Grown-ups who don't follow rules are called "criminals."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Because you might find it offensive, does that mean another person's freedom of speech and religious expression needs to be restricted?
    During a school sponsored event, such as a graduation, it does. The whole ceremony is a privilege put on by the school actually.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Respect for rules and how to follow them. That is just part of being a grown-up. Grown-ups who don't follow rules are called "criminals."
    Someone's rules do not trump another's rights...
    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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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    During a school sponsored event, such as a graduation, it does. The whole ceremony is a privilege put on by the school actually.
    I'm sorry, but just because some may be offended is not a good enough reason to restrict someone's rights as expressed in the Constitution...
    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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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Someone's rules do not trump another's rights...
    You would be wrong about that. At school sponsored events, the school is allowed to restrict any speech that they think could be offensive or align them with a particular religious denomination. The Supreme Court says that they can, as long as it is not a horrible infringement, but they are certainly allowed to approve or restrict certain content.

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