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Student defies ACLU at graduation, leads public prayer
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Posted on 05/21/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by Ira_Louvin

Edited on 05/25/2011 2:44:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Ira_Louvin

I hope there’s video of this.

IN 2006 a young lady by the name of Brittany gave the valedictory speech at her graduation. Speakers must submit their speech prior to graduation for approval. She was told to rewrite it without the references to Jesus as her savior and inspiration. She agreed, then gave her original speech.

They cut the mike on her. The case gained national attention and Mark Levin wrote about her in his book, Liberty and Tyranny.

There were lawsuits regarding the incidence, but I can’t remember the outcome.

I love that she gave a short and sweet prayer, then invited the crowd to join her in the Lord’s Prayer. That way, had they cut the mike, the prayer was still heard.

Like I said, I hope there is video of this.


41 posted on 05/21/2011 6:28:38 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Jvette

There is a similar story about a girl chosen to give the valedictorian address at graduation. She had to submit her address to the higher ups in school to make sure it was politically correct...no mention of God. At the end of her address she sneezed. Everyone in attendance said “God bless you.”
Maybe, just maybe, we can take this country back to where it belongs.


42 posted on 05/21/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: elcid1970

Ya know, if the valedictorian happened to be a Muslim, somehow they’d make arrangements for his or her mention of “Allah.” You just know it.


43 posted on 05/22/2011 12:37:46 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Ira_Louvin
Geaux Laci Rae Mattice! May the Lord bless you for your courage!
44 posted on 05/22/2011 12:43:40 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

And if it were a she-muzzie giving the valedictory address, she’d be burka’d up to her eyeballs.

Which is intended of course to say “IN YOUR FACE!” to us infidels. Whoever said all muzzies practice Sharia but won’t admit it was spot on.


45 posted on 05/22/2011 4:47:38 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: Ira_Louvin

I would still like to know why praying isn’t speech or a segment of it.


46 posted on 05/22/2011 8:18:18 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Ira_Louvin
"The First Amendment prohibition on government endorsement of religion exists to protect the minority from the majority,"

Who, then, protects my property from confiscation by the majority to fund their public, liberal indoctrination prisons for children? They can take my money so that freeloading parents can have someone teach their children that my religion is false? I have to pay twice if I want to give my child an established religious education?

PUBLIC EDUCATION IS A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT

47 posted on 05/22/2011 9:28:30 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: JimmyMc

Just think if the ACLU were flooded with this type of Christian civil disobedience. The ACLU would be broken trying to sue all of the schools and students.

Perhaps that should be the plan. Fight them with their own tactics.


48 posted on 05/22/2011 1:15:37 PM PDT by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over. Although, I am getting tired...)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Just wondering, if during an ACLU intiated trial, does the judge make ACLU witnesses’ swear the oath with their hand on the bible?


49 posted on 05/22/2011 1:16:05 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Ira_Louvin

Laci’s bravery and love of God should be rewarded with and not condemned!

She will be rewarded by a new star in her crown in heaven above anything else!

I am humbled by her bravery and passion!


50 posted on 05/22/2011 1:46:17 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!********CAIN is ABLE!*******Time to CAIN obama!!)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

We should have freedom of religion, not from religion.


51 posted on 05/22/2011 3:48:20 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: JimmyMc

LOL, I love that!


52 posted on 05/22/2011 4:20:11 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: RatRipper
What part of "Congress shall pass no law . . ." does the ACLU not understand?
53 posted on 05/22/2011 4:33:28 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Ira_Louvin

In yo face suckas !!!


54 posted on 05/22/2011 6:58:46 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: Ira_Louvin; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ...
"The First Amendment prohibition on government endorsement of religion exists to protect the minority from the majority," said Marjorie R. Esman, ACLU of Louisiana executive director. "Freedom of religion belongs to everyone, not just those whose views may be more popular than others."

Obviously a *lawyer* who doesn't have a clue what the First Amendment says or means.

So, just who is protecting the majority from the tyranny of the minority? The ACLU are such hypocrites.

And just what are they being *protected* from? They might hear a prayer. Oh, the trauma.....

Those God haters need to get over themselves. Or if they don't want to hear about God, they can move to China, or Cuba, or NK, or any number of atheistic paradises.....

55 posted on 05/22/2011 9:15:56 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Ira_Louvin
said Marjorie R. Esman, ACLU of Louisiana executive director. "Freedom of religion belongs to everyone, not just those whose views may be more popular than others."

Everyone, Ms Esman? Everyone?

Guess that would include Laci Rae Mattice, wouldn't it, Ms. Esman?

Thank you for your kind support of freedom of religion for everyone!

56 posted on 05/22/2011 9:28:33 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Ira_Louvin
""The First Amendment prohibition on government endorsement of religion exists to protect the minority from the majority," said Marjorie R. Esman..."

Who is there to protect the majority from the tyranny of a minority?

57 posted on 05/22/2011 9:28:46 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Ira_Louvin; metmom; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ...
The following is directly relevant:

"ACLU Double Standard in Public Schools on a Single Person Bringing Complaints"


SafeLibraries.org - Are Children Safe in Public Libraries?
Contact me to get on or off my library crime ping list.

SafeLibraries. org - Are Children Safe in Public Libraries?

Also see SafeLibraries Blog.

58 posted on 05/22/2011 9:31:45 PM PDT by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: Ira_Louvin; All

Is this Bastrop, Texas?


59 posted on 05/22/2011 9:39:33 PM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: plan2succeed.org

Sure. Some parent has no right to complain or address curriculum, but some stranger does.

The ACLU is so obviously out to destroy America.


60 posted on 05/22/2011 9:40:17 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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