Students Make A Stand For Their Rights, Defy ACLU And JudgeÂs Order To Censor
"One thing is for sure, the liberals canÂt say this was government endorsed. I applaud these young men and women for standing up for their rights, and setting the example for others. The ACLU filed suit on behalf of one student who felt offended that a prayer would be included in their graduation ceremony. U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley granted a temporary restraining order sought by a student. Here is how the students responded to the attempts to censor them.
About 200 seniors stood during the principalÂs opening remarks and began reciting the LordÂs Prayer, prompting a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd at the Russell County High School gymnasium."
I'm with Jay in applauding the students doing what Mom and Dad asked, as it's refreshing to see the younger generation paying attention to their elders. If an atheist had risen to profess his belief, I'd be just as happy to see that, too. Then perhaps a Jew or two to get back on track, maybe a Hindu, can't forget the moslems now, and make some room for the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox folks. Click here for the full story.UPDATE
Misha has the scoop, and duh on me. The protesting student was moslem, and said that the references to Joshua ben Joseph were offensive to her. Therein lies the problem with pleasing all of the people all of the time. It's impossible, and has me on the horns of a dilemma. I'd find preachings attributed to the old goat molester to be as offensive as one could imagine, but if a religion is allowed to make a short prayer, then all others should be given the same opportunity or we DO have a problem.