Here is my question…if hijabs can be worn at school and special uniforms made for Muslim girls to participate in sports which clearly is an expression of their faith then why can’t Christians express their faith???
Christianity is under attack like never before. The latest example of an attack against Christian faith happened at Beaver High School in Beaver County Pennsylvania where a school officials tried to stop a student from including references to God in her commencement speech.
In her speech, graduate Moriah Bridges wanted to thank God for parents and coaches and teachers for their contributions over the years, but she was not allowed to do that.
Apparently, it was against the law. The school officials requested Bridges to “remove all religious references” from her commencement speech, including the words “God,” “Lord” and a prayer she had included.
However, things didn’t go along as the school wanted, because the brave student gave the speech she intended to give in the first place, with minor changes!
At the beginning of her speech, Bridges informed attendees that the school didn’t allow to pray from the commencement stage. Then she gave a speech similar to her original plan, but she scrubbed her earlier references to her “Lord” and “Heavenly Father,” according to a video of the speech provided by First Liberty.
At the end of her speech Bridges said: “I’ve always been a rule follower. When they said not to chew gum, I didn’t chew gum. When they said not to use your cellphone, I didn’t use my cell phone. But today, in the spirit of defying expectations, and for perhaps the last time at this podium, I say, ‘in the righteous name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”
In an effort to make sure no student in the future would have to contend with the same unfair rules that she did, Bridges is now being represented by First Liberty, which is demanding a meeting with school administration officials to change school policy.
These school administrators are as low as they come…I wonder what happened to Free Speech?
She had every right legally to speak about her faith. Administrators can’t speak about Jesus because the law states you can’t establish religion in a public school. An authority establishes a religion, but a student does not.
Those administrators were wrong. This happens all the time. Teachers do the same by telling students they are not to write essays in their Christian Faith. Again, the student has the right. Students and parents need to know their rights.
The Lord works in mysterious ways! Moriah’s superintendent was trying to silence anything in her speech from praising God, but instead, people from all over the world are getting to hear it.
Pass it on so everybody knows what happened.
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