Skip to comments.Graduating students defy ACLU
Posted on 06/06/2009 3:47:09 AM PDT by Man50D
Members of the graduating class of 2009 at Florida's Pace High School have expressed their objections to ACLU restrictions on statements of religious faith at their school by rising up en masse at their ceremony and reciting the Lord's Prayer.
The incident happened just days ago, but has been virtually ignored by media outlets throughout the region, according to officials with Liberty Counsel, a legal team representing Principal Frank Lay and teacher Michelle Winkler in their battle with the ACLU, which had complained that faculty and teachers were talking about their beliefs.
Nearly 400 graduating seniors at Pace, a Santa Rosa County school, stood up at their graduation, according to Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel.
Parents, family and friends joined in the recitation, and applauded the students when they were finished, Staver told WND.
"Many of the students also painted crosses on their graduation caps to make a statement of faith," the organization reported.
"Neither students nor teachers shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate," said Staver, who also is dean of Liberty University School of Law. "The students at Pace High School refused to remain silent and were not about to be bullied by the ACLU.
"Schools are not religion-free zones, and any attempt to make them so is unconstitutional," he said.
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WE ARE NOW THE COUNTER-CULTURE.
From open carry to demonstrations of faith like this, we need to be challenging the liberal status quo by openly and audaciously defying it.
I’d love for the whole country to do this on the six o’clock news.
me too, but the six oclock news would ignore it and call it NOT news.
This is an encouraging event that I hope will continue to happen in other areas of this country. Everyday people standing up en masse exercising their rights such as this is something tha the ACLU cannot abide. More demonstrations, especially from the young, will further the cause of freedom that we cherish as much as life itself.
As Americans we have an duty to defy authority which would usurp our constitution.
At least these kids understand that, why don't enough conservatives?
This would be great if the media cared about and actually reported what they are supposed too, but they would shun the event.
This is another problem we have in this country who gives a FFF what the DBM sicks 0'cluck news has to say about anything?
Also posted here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2265999/posts
FWIW, the ACLU has been after PHS for years to get them to get rid of the Bible Literature class.
The Pace Patriots have hallways named after Founding Fathers and require the seniors to take and pass the citienship test.
Also, PHS is nationally competitive in their marching band and JROTC programs and is in the state playoffs year after year in football, baseball, and weight lifting.
Also..fwiw....4 of my kids gradutated from PHS!
The ACLU is against personal freedom.
God Bless them each and all for showing us the way! The lines are being formed as we sit at our computers...what role will each of us play?
Tom Harkin IA does NOT want know this.
This the HOPE and CHANGE I have waited for
An unjust law is worse than no law at all when the administration is 100% liberals...common sense!
“Id love for the whole country to do this on the six oclock news”.
...great idea! Coordinate it like the tea parties. The lord’s prayer followed by a minute of silent prayer. I would imagine loads of people/christians would participate.
Good for them!
“me too, but the six oclock news would ignore it and call it NOT news”.
...that’s no reason not to do it. The tea parties got noticed and the MSM hated it. Local news would cover such an event.
It was well reported in the local paper and on the local news.
Bulls-eye! Ive been saying for years that we need to adopt the enemys tactics and fight fire with fire.
Remain silent no longer!
Congratulations to these young students for learning one of the most important lessons in life: Do not back down from intimidation tactics.
“The ACLU is against personal freedom.”
The ACLU is against Christianity.
The battle lines are being drawn.
I quit watching teeheevee so-called "news" back in the early 80s -- even then it was already worthless garbage.
I dont care about the dual posting just wanted people to see the other thread!
It is bragging time for PHS, thanks for posting.
Take that ACLU! The prayer was student-led, the ACLU can bellyache all they want, but there is already precedent against them.
It is the ACLU who is interfering with the rights of the many over the rights of the few (or the one).