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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Students Defy the ACLU


The ACLU got a federal judge to order a Kentucky High School not to include a prayer at a graduation ceremony. Apparently they think censorship is okay, as long as they get to be the censors. But the students weren't having any of it:

"About 200 seniors stood during the principal’s opening remarks and began reciting the Lord’s Prayer, prompting a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd at the Russell County High School gymnasium."

"The thunderous applause drowned out the last part of the prayer."

"The revival like atmosphere continued when senior Megan Chapman said in her opening remarks that God had guided her since childhood. Chapman was interrupted repeatedly by the cheering crowd as she urged her classmates to trust in God as they go through life."

And, of course, there's not a darn thing the ACLU can do about it, because their invented Constitutional clause about separation of church and state only operates to block what they think is government-sponsored religion -- private parties can still (for now) believe in God and pray in public without getting chucked in the gulag.