Skip to comments.ACLU Says Pulling The Plug On Free Speech Was The Right Call
Posted on 06/19/2006 11:55:57 AM PDT by Jay777
The valedictorian of Foothill High, Brittany McComb, decided to share her faith voluntarily at her graduation cermony. However, before she could get to the part that meant the most to her, Christ, her microphone went dead. Her speech was in no way endorsed by her school, however the school directly participated in censoring her free speech.
The First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The judicial branch has extended the meaning of this amendment to any government body, not just Congress. However, I still dont understand how so many ignore the part that says or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. This is exactly what the school did to this young girl, prohibited the free exercize of her religious expression.
From the Review Journal we learn: The decision to cut short McCombs commencement speech Thursday at The Orleans drew jeers from the nearly 400 graduates and their families that went on for several minutes.
However, Clark County School District officials and an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday that cutting McCombs mic was the right call. Graduation ceremonies are school-sponsored events, a stance supported by federal court rulings, and as such may include religious references but not proselytizing, they said.
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"... or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"
(However, before she could get to the part that meant the most to her, Christ, her microphone went dead.)
I would have moved from behind the podium and yelled the rest of the speech at the top of my lungs.
There is [or must be] a right not to be bibled at, for unwilling listeners in public settings.
You are free to stay home.
There is. The were not forced to stay there. If there was a speech about the wonderful affects of porn on our society, I as a Christian would have gottne up and left.
Ha! You've gotta be kidding. There is no right not to bibled at, only the right for that person to walk away and not listen.
Wish she would have just pulled out a bullhorn and continued on.
I would have paid money to see that.
You mean a right not to be exposed to views with which you disagree?
Only in a liberal's wet dream.
I'm often an unwilling listener to speech in the public forum. No wait, I guess I am willing, as I don't get up and leave.
While your desire to be unbibled at presently will be followed by dhimmitude or death as an apostate at the hands of Islam
So, trash the constitution to please your ilk?
It is amazing what the ACLU does. If she did a speech that was either blasphemous, degenerate, senseless, sickening, traitorous or defamatory, the ACLU would be screaming for her right to "free speech." It is only when Christianity is mentioned in a positive light do they scream.
Thus, I can only conclude that the ACLU is satanic.
It is ok to prevent the teachers and school officials from promoting a relgion, but to prevent the students from speaking about their religion is totally idiotic and wrong, has no basis in law.
"To the ACLU, Free Speech means pornography." - Ann Coulter
I would bet money... if the references would have been of mohammed and islam, there would have been more mics than one and those mics would not have been turned off.
...sorry but, that's the "invisible" part of the First Amendment. You must be hallucinating.
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