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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
    Or maybe you view people who disagree with your viewpoints as "hostile?"

    Or maybe she's just not afraid of free speech and the marketplace of ideas. You were pretty quick to use the word "dishonesty" with me. This valedictorian is a brave and courageous young man who did a fine thing. Ours would be a better country if he were widely emulated.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The valedictorian was an invited speaker...
    At the courtesy of the public dime.

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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 maybe she's just not afraid of free speech and the marketplace of ideas. You were pretty quick to use the word "dishonesty" with me. This valedictorian is a brave and courageous young man who did a fine thing. Ours would be a better country if he were widely emulated.
    Sneaky and dishonest is what he actually is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Any venue would be allowed to view and preapprove a guest speakers speech if they requested to do so.
    So, you're in favor of censorship?
    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 winston53660 View Post
    Pay the rent for that night and say whatever you want to. In this case the public paid the rent.
    Look, you didn't finish first and he did. As such he gets to speak and say what he wants and you don't. Like it is with any other public speaking event the speakers are invited to speak and that is what they do. No one ever said that life was fair and everyone would finish first.

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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're in favor of censorship?
    It depends on the situation. Censorship happens all the time on television. Don't hear you freaking out about that. Why don't you just admit that this comes down to the fact that you want religion in school, perhaps even a theocracy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Look, you didn't finish first and he did. As such he gets to speak and say what he wants and you don't. Like it is with any other public speaking event the speakers are invited to speak and that is what they do. No one ever said that life was fair and everyone would finish first.
    WOOSH. I think his point went RIGHT over your head.

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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 maybe she's just not afraid of free speech and the marketplace of ideas. You were pretty quick to use the word "dishonesty" with me. This valedictorian is a brave and courageous young man who did a fine thing. Ours would be a better country if he were widely emulated.
    All this guy wants to do is promote a single ideal. There is no marketplace about it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sneaky and dishonest is what he actually is.

    I'm afraid that comment damages you more than it does him.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It depends on the situation. Censorship happens all the time on television. Don't hear you freaking out about that. Why don't you just admit that this comes down to the fact that you want religion in school, perhaps even a theocracy.
    I'm not a religious person. Do you have any other traits you'd like to find me guilty 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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