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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 ChrisL View Post
    They are children, and most of high school students behave as such. That is why rules are necessary. Are you really THAT old that you've forgotten what it was to be a teenager, or were you just exceptionally nerdy?
    Age has nothing to do with one's rights, and I've probably broken more "rules" than you can even think of...
    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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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    No one is forced to attend a HS graduation ceremony...
    are you forced ...no......but if i have a child as you do, then i have the privilege of going to the graduation like you do, and i cant exercise just any right i want to , becuase there are more people involved, becuase we have come together for a reason, and that reason is not be used as a soapbox for anybody, to do as they please.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Age has nothing to do with one's rights, and I've probably broken more "rules" than you can even think of...
    YES it does. Children do NOT have the same rights as adults do. Man, you're stubborn as hell.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    are you forced ...no......but if i have a child as you do, then i have the privilege of going to the graduation like you do, and i cant exercise just any right i want to , becuase there are more people involved, becuase we have come together for a reason, and that reason is not be used as a soapbox for anybody, to do as they please.
    And the class valedictorian has earned the right to address the graduating class...
    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]

    Not blowing anyone off, but I have to log off and run some errands. So TTYL!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    YES it does. Children do NOT have the same rights as adults do. Man, you're stubborn as hell.
    So you would be fine if an "adult" had done this at a college graduation?
    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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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Some people have a REAL difficult time with common sense. And seriously, I think these people are upset because they feel as if their religion is being persecuted simply by preventing some obnoxious boy from proselytizing at a school function.
    i myself am a christian, and i will fight those who try to smother my faith, however, as you said, this is just common sense, if all the students had come together to hold a prayer, i would have no problem, but with individuals using an audience, of people who wish to not participate...i see a problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    LOl! It's tyranny now? Good grief!
    Are we calling an authority imposing unjust rules and oppression onto others, trampling their rights by another name?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    So you would be fine if an "adult" had done this at a college graduation?
    Of course. He would be basically doing nothing.....................

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    And the class valedictorian has earned the right to address the graduating class...
    earned a right?......

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