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Crowd Stunned After Valedictorian Rips Up Speech, Recites Lordís Prayer
The Washington Times ^ | 6/5/13 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 06/06/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT by marshmallow

A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and delivered the Lord’s prayer at his high school graduation on Saturday.

The act was apparently in protest of the Pickens County School District’s decision to no longer include prayer at graduation ceremonies, Christian News reported. Officials said the decision was made after the district was barraged with complaints by atheist groups.

But that didn’t stop Roy Costner IV of Liberty High School. He ripped up his graduation speech for all to see, before he started talking about his Christian upbringing, Christian News reported.

“Those that we look up to, they have helped carve and mold us into the young adults that we are today,” he said. “I’m so glad that both of my parents led me to the Lord at a young age.”

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1 posted on 06/06/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

stunned? They clapped loudly


2 posted on 06/06/2013 7:04:02 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marshmallow

Stunned?
I heard the reaction was more of a roaring approval.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 7:04:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Yup. This was posted yesterday and it was very good.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: marshmallow

It sure would have been fun to have been a fly on the wall watching some athiest head explode . . .


5 posted on 06/06/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: marshmallow

Another subtle attempts at re-writing facts.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 7:06:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: marshmallow
Officials said the decision was made after the district was barraged with complaints by atheist groups.

So if they are barraged by Christian groups... they'll change their minds for next year?

No... I didn't think so.

7 posted on 06/06/2013 7:08:45 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: grobdriver

Tell the atheist groups to go to hell, that’s where they want to be anyway..

Why does anyone give a good damn what an atheist has to say.

Everything offends them, and that’s good.

If you offend an atheist you are doing God’s work.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 7:11:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RetiredArmy

Do you have the thread url from yesterday?


9 posted on 06/06/2013 7:12:56 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow
Fun to watch youth rebel by being more traditional and conservative.

Stories like this give me hope for the future.

10 posted on 06/06/2013 7:15:06 AM PDT by wbill
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To: marshmallow

This is called a Silent Running ping!

“Silent Runnning (On Dangerous Ground)” (1985)
by Mike and The Mechanics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep7W89I_V_g

Take the children and yourself
And hide out in the cellar
By now the fighting will be close at hand
Don’t believe the church and state
And everything they tell you
Believe in me, I’m with the high command

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

There’s a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it only in emergency
Better you should pray to God
The Father and the Spirit
Will guide you and protect from up here

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Swear allegiance to the flag
Whatever flag they offer
Never hint at what you really feel
Teach the children quietly
For some day sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me running (can you hear me calling you?)
(Can you hear me) hear me calling you?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running babe?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running?
Calling you, calling you

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Running_%28On_Dangerous_Ground%29


11 posted on 06/06/2013 7:15:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: driftdiver
stunned? They clapped loudly

Yea. And it's the Washington Times, not a liberal rag?! What a stupid headline that contradicts the very first sentence of the article ...

A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause ...

12 posted on 06/06/2013 7:15:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Salvation

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3027768/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3027654/posts


13 posted on 06/06/2013 7:16:16 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: marshmallow

I think he meant to say the rabble cheered, but the 3 or 4 in the crowd of Media Elites were stunned.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 7:17:06 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: marshmallow

I applaud this young man. He is going to receive many blessings in life.He will be added to my prayer list. God bless him.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 7:17:20 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
According to Mike Rutherford (from Mike and The Mechanics), the song is about a guy who's traveled light-years away, out in space somewhere, and he's ahead in time. Therefore he knows what's going to happen to his wife and kids back home, on Earth. And he's trying to get the message to them to say what's going to happen, the kind of anarchy, the breakdown of society, to tell them to be prepared
16 posted on 06/06/2013 7:19:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Somehow I believe there were no atheists present to be offended.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 7:20:03 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: driftdiver
stunned? They clapped loudly

And from what I've heard, even the school administrators weren't particularly "stunned". I believe they were fully supportive. I sense their saying "well, there's nothing we can do to him now" with a mischievous gleam in their eyes.
18 posted on 06/06/2013 7:21:13 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

I think it was the school officials who their beebers stuned!


19 posted on 06/06/2013 7:22:44 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: marshmallow
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20 posted on 06/06/2013 7:28:50 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: marshmallow

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes

Romans 1:16


21 posted on 06/06/2013 7:31:28 AM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: baddog 219

“A Call To Arms”
by Mike and The Mechanics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzHHj1cBDJk

Pass the word, it’s a call to arms
Midnight man at your door
Blackened faces run in the night
Daybreak under the floor

Bring my bow
Fill my head with flame, and we must
Let them know that the torch is lit again
Crystalize the pain behind your eyes
Are you ready to fight?

(you hear the drum and) run for your life
(sweet avalon the heat is on)
In other words, I hope and pray
That time and tide wash the hate away
A simple man with simple thoughts
Who turned to force as a last resort

All around us, chaos rings
Buildings crumbling down
Silhouettes in the fiery rain
Timbers crash to the ground

Bring my spear, invested with my youth
Bring the children near, they must now be told the truth
Old and young and those of foreign tongue
Are you ready to fight?

(you hear the drum and) run for your life
(sweet avalon the heat is on)
In other words, I hope and pray
That time and tide wash the hate away
A simple man with simple thoughts
Who turned to force as a last resort

In other words, I hope and pray
That time and tide keep the day away
When simple men with simple thoughts
Will turn to force as a last recourse


22 posted on 06/06/2013 7:41:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Salvation
valedictorian
23 posted on 06/06/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: thackney

Thanks, I totally missed the story.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 7:52:04 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

A few years ago I attended my nephew’s high school graduation and they came up with a way to say “God” during the cerimony. The Valadictorian faked a sneeze and the entire graduating class said in unison: “God bless you!”.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 8:41:03 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: marshmallow

Praise God.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 10:45:19 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Married with Children

Love that!


27 posted on 06/06/2013 11:00:00 AM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: Salvation

No sorry. I did not comment on it so don’t have a copy under my pings. But I read it here yesterday.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 11:10:40 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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