Hast thou forgotten the first and most important amendment to the Constitution? Hast thou forgotten what the words of this amendment mean? Hast thou forgotten the reason for this very amendment? Apparently, the anti-first amendment group “Freedom from religion” hast forgotten or does not want to acknowledge what the amendment really states. These people believe that we as Americans have a right in which we can keep people from talking about what they believe in. An article from a news website should explain the situation. It can be found here http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/06/06/roy-costner-iv-south-carolina-valedictorian-rips-speech-and-recites-lord%E2%80%99s-prayer .
So, according to these anti-first amendment ignorant bigots, we the people have a right to suppress what someone is saying simply because it may offend us. In fact, it is the exact opposite. You see, we the citizens of the United States of America have a right to say exactly what we want to say whenever we want to say it. We don’t have to have permission from anyone to say anything that we want. This whole incident is just an example of how backwards this country has become. Thankfully, this kid was in a place that still has some idea of our American values and did not punish this young man. I would call him brave, but the real glory belongs to the Lord for putting such a brilliant kid on this earth to remind us of where we come from, for those of us who need to be reminded.
I am calling BS on the whole “Freedom from religion” group’s attempt to defend what they are doing here by saying, “The valedictorian who so insensitively inflicted Christian prayer on a captive audience at a secular graduation ceremony, is a product of a school district which itself set an unconstitutional example by hosting school board prayer,”
Read more: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/06/06/todd-starnes-anti-religion-group-blasts-teen-valedictorian%E2%80%99s-prayer#ixzz2VUAdUeNc
First of all, this kid “inflicted Christian prayer on a captive audience”? No, did each and every person in that room not have a right to leave the room whenever they wanted? Yes, they could have left the room, therefore these words were not “inflicted” on anyone, and nobody at this place was a “captive”. This kid had a right to say these words, period. Could he have faced disciplinary action from the school from breaking their rule? Yes. Did the school have a right to infringe upon this kid’s rights by making this rule? Not in my eyes. Did the school have a right to keep this kid from saying what he was saying? No.
I think Toby Keith says it all in his song “American Ride”. Check it out while you keep calm and do work.