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Foothill valedictorian criticizes decision to censor her proclamation of faith
Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 06/17/2006 | Antonio Planas

Posted on 06/19/2006 8:24:42 PM PDT by atomicweeder

She knew her speech as valedictorian of Foothill High School would be cut short, but Brittany McComb was determined to tell her fellow graduates what was on her mind and in her heart.

But before she could get to the word in her speech that meant the most to her -- Christ -- her microphone went dead.

The decision to cut short McComb's commencement speech Thursday at The Orleans drew jeers from the nearly 400 graduates and their families that went on for several minutes.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; antitheist; christianity; christianstudents; commencement; freedomofreligion; freespeech; schools
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I knew they went after teachers for this sort of thing -- but students?
1 posted on 06/19/2006 8:24:47 PM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: atomicweeder

No free speech unless you agree with the teachers.


2 posted on 06/19/2006 8:25:55 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: atomicweeder

She ought to look into one of the conservative legal foundations, her free speech and freedom of religion were impinged upon here.


3 posted on 06/19/2006 8:28:11 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: atomicweeder
I wish someone had thought to bring a megaphone to hand the speaker upon this distasteful display of reactionary bedwetting by the school. She could have finished the speech that, by all accounts, the majority wanted to hear.

The ACLU has brainwashed many feeble-minded persons of the liberal persuasion into thinking they have a Right to go about their days shielded from anything they don't want to see or hear...no matter how many others do want to hear it.

"Our legal counsel advised us..."...what, to have your spines surgically removed?

Grr.
4 posted on 06/19/2006 8:37:15 PM PDT by LostInBayport (Massachusetts liberals refuse to admit we exist...we are the 37% of MA voters who voted for GWB)
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To: atomicweeder
Surely Vegas can't be more leftist than Eugene, and there is actual prayer led by an invited member of clergy at nearly all graduations here.

The First Amendment, nearly every word of it, was brutally assaulted at this ceremony in Nevada.

I reckon probably most people don't like what happened but they'll keep voting for the godless communists who put those policies in place.
5 posted on 06/19/2006 9:09:56 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (Oregon - a pro-militia and firearms state that looks just like Afghanistan .)
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To: coconutt2000

Where is the ACLU on this?


6 posted on 06/19/2006 9:11:21 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: ANGGAPO

ACLU, as expected, said that the school did the right thing in censoring the student.


7 posted on 06/19/2006 9:14:33 PM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: atomicweeder

"Before she delivered her commencement speech, McComb met with Foothill administrators, who edited her remarks. It's standard district practice to have graduation speeches vetted before they are read publicly."

And she's surprised because they cut the mike during her speech? She should have made a stink about this BEFORE the commencement ceremony.


8 posted on 06/19/2006 10:00:36 PM PDT by okstate
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To: ANGGAPO
Where is the ACLU on this?

Cheerleading.

9 posted on 06/19/2006 11:17:37 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: atomicweeder
LOL, I have a booming voice, I don't need no stinkin mic.

JESUS JESUS JESUS

10 posted on 06/19/2006 11:22:50 PM PDT by LowOiL ("I am neither . I am a Christocrat" -Benjamin Rush)
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To: coconutt2000

She needs to get in touch with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or "FIRE" - http://www.thefire.org/

Recent news:

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FIRE Warns Capitol Hill About Threats to Religious Freedom on Campus

June 19, 2006

Tomorrow, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will participate in Religious Freedom Day on Capitol Hill by speaking on a panel about religious liberty in the United States. Lukianoff will discuss how universities routinely silence religious opinions on campus and force religious student groups to adopt “nondiscrimination” policies that undermine their freedom of association. Tomorrow’s events are hosted by Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, and also include speakers such as U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Ambassador John Hanford, and Senators Norm Coleman and Sam Brownback. Tune in to C-SPAN for coverage of the event starting at 9:30 a.m.
Read Full Article ... »
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11 posted on 06/20/2006 12:56:53 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: coconutt2000

If you read the whole article, you'll note it wasn't the teachers who censored Ms. McComb's speech. I suspect most teachers supported her.


12 posted on 06/20/2006 3:49:47 AM PDT by GummyIII
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To: LowOiL
LOL, I have a booming voice, I don't need no stinkin mic.

JESUS JESUS JESUS

And JimRob allows the cross to be shown here!

13 posted on 06/20/2006 5:30:55 AM PDT by Gondring (If "Conservatives" now want to "conserve" our Constitution away, then I must be a Preservative!)
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To: atomicweeder

Girl should have concealed a bullhorn and made them physically drag her off-stage. You can say the worst words in the world on the movie screen, but you can't say the name of Jesus in front of a school class. Anybody hearing trumpets yet?


14 posted on 06/20/2006 7:14:13 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (If you're proud to hold the American Flag, then the Flag is proud to be held by you.)
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To: atomicweeder

Would our reaction be the same if the student was a devout Muslim expressing her devotion to Mohammed and Allah? Just a question.


15 posted on 06/20/2006 7:31:00 AM PDT by mgstarr
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"Would our reaction be the same if the student was a devout Muslim expressing her devotion to Mohammed and Allah? Just a question."

In that case, all would be forced to listen in the name of diversity and tolerance. Therefore, this would never happen to a Muslim student.


16 posted on 06/20/2006 7:37:50 AM PDT by vigilo (Everything I needed to know about George Bush and the Republican Party I learned from CFR.)
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To: vigilo

I note that you didn't actually answer the question.


17 posted on 06/20/2006 7:45:48 AM PDT by mgstarr
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"I note that you didn't actually answer the question."

I did answer the question. My answer was that it would never happen to a Muslim.


18 posted on 06/20/2006 7:59:29 AM PDT by vigilo (Everything I needed to know about George Bush and the Republican Party I learned from CFR.)
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To: mgstarr
Would our reaction be the same if the student was a devout Muslim expressing her devotion to Mohammed and Allah? Just a question.

Mine would. The First amendment means what it means. But the reaction of the school would probably have been 180 degrees different, and the speech would have gone forward unimpeded.

19 posted on 06/20/2006 12:50:38 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (My other car is a Herkimer Battle Jitney.)
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To: atomicweeder

What this school did apparently backfired as this story and her comments have spread nationwide! Her silenced message meant for hundreds has now reached multiple thousands! There is no longer time left for good men and women to do nothing. Nationally idle Christians in positions of power are disgracing the honorable sweat and blood shed by our Founding Fathers. Our future generations depend on us ADULTS to step up to the Constitutional plate instead of remaining idle and comfortable in the dugout!



20 posted on 06/21/2006 7:11:16 AM PDT by SpeakUpChristians
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