Valedictorian Rips Up Speech, Says Lord’s Prayer

A recent decision by the Pickens County School District prohibits prayers from being a part of local graduations after the district received several complaints about the practice from atheist groups. In response, the valedictorian of South Carolina’s Liberty High School tore up a copy of his written, pre-approved speech, and instead recited the Lord’s Prayer from the podium. A spokesperson for the school district said that the graduating student would receive no disciplinary action. He told Christian News, “The bottom line is, we’re not going to punish students for expressing their religious faiths” …


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Courtney Joy commented…

Bold move, I pray that his stepping out in faith brings fruit not hardened hearts to the gospel.



paizlea commented…

"Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:5-6).

Praying to make a point is no prayer at all.

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