(Washingtontimes) A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and deliver...
One typically gets to be valedictorian by having the highest GPA in the school. So perhaps not all that ignorant for a high school student. As a public speaker, he also apparently knew his audience well based on the reaction he got.
I'm not a fan of public prayer in mixed company. This, however, was less a prayer and more an act of civil disobedience.
He was representing a portion of his peers, but if prayer was banned due to complaints from atheist parents, then it's reasonable to wager it also puts him at odds with some of his other peers. It was, in their school, a contentious issue.
As for push back, you'd think someone that age could think of a more creative way to get it done while addressing principle, and without using the address as a venue to push his own religious needs.
South Carolina valedictorian, he'll probably become a politician.
Actually, another kid tried that yesterday, in North Texas, the school shut his mike off.
So glad that in my chemistry graduation the lead speaker talked about Origins of life throughout the universe. It was very interesting.
"I'm sure they all went home to their double-wides..." -arch
I have to take issue with the "double-wides" comment. What exactly are you implying by that remark?
Sorry, Ed, I forgot you were from Arkansas - that's not true, I just didn't know you were listening - actually, a double-wide would seem like a mansion, compared to the cardboard box I call home.
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