Students Make A Stand For Their Rights, Defy ACLU And Judge’s Order To Censor
Posted by ssbg on May 22, 2006
Hats off to Russell County High of ‘06! One thing is for sure, the liberals can’t 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.
The senior class at a southern Kentucky high school gave their response Friday night to a federal judge’s order banning prayer at commencement.
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 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.
The challenge made the graduation even better because it unified the senior class, Chapman said.
“It made the whole senior class come together as one and I think that’s the best way to go out,” said Chapman, who plans to attend the University of the Cumberlands with her twin sister Megan.
The graduation took place about 12 hours after a federal judge blocked the inclusion of prayer as part of Russell County High School’s graduation ceremonies.
Bravo! A Simple and beautiful story of freedom. Congratulations, you give us all hope for the upcoming generation.
Gateway Pundit provides more photos:
Megan Chapman, right, smiles at her twin sister Mandy Chapman after Megan delivered the opening remarks during the 2006 commencement exercises at Russell County HIgh School in Russell Springs, Ky., Friday, May 19, 2006. (AP Photo)