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These high school students from Ohio really can restore your faith in our nation’s next generation. When the atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation did what they always do – send legally dubious threat letters to school districts pretending that the Constitution prohibits what is actually very constitutional behavior- the administration at East Liverpool High School backed down.
The seven decades-long practice of East Liverpool High School’s choir singing the Lord’s Prayer at graduation was going to come to an end because the school district didn’t want to fight a legal battle.
This is how the FFRF wins – they lie, they intimidate, and they get people to back down.
But even though the school board backed down, the students did not.
A local news affiliate has more:
It’s a 70-year-old tradition at East Liverpool High School — singing the Lord’s Prayer at graduation.
This year, the school was forced to remove the song from its program, WTOV reports, but the graduating class refused to say goodbye to the tradition.
WTOV reports that Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation told school administrators they should stop the choir from singing the Lord’s Prayer at graduation ceremonies.
The school removed the song rather than go to court and spend money.
But in reaction, this year’s valedictorian took to the stage and led the class in a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer during the ceremony.
They ended to applause and a standing ovation.
Keep fighting the good fight, kids!
Editor’s Note: As we’ve written about before, Vanderbilt University has thrown Christian student groups off campus unless they’re open to non-Christian leadership. Here’s an update on the case!
Our nation’s large private research universities have perfected a rather ingenious scam. [Read more…]
Nashville’s City Paper uncovers more Vanderbilt deception about their so-called “all comers” policy:
“[General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for University Affairs & Athletics David] Williams said he, personally, hasn’t witnessed any athletic fundraising blowback from the all-comers discussion.
“I’m not saying that there may not be people who are out there, but we haven’t encountered anybody who has made [all-comers] an issue at all,” Williams said.
At least one donor says that’s just not true.
The City Paper spoke with a longtime supporter, who asked to remain anonymous, who said his family was prepared to make a six-figure donation toward the new multipurpose facility — if Vanderbilt made an exception for religious groups in the nondiscrimination policy. The donor said he met with Franklin and Williams outside of Nashville.
“We expressed … that we would like to be able to give, we believe in what Coach Franklin’s doing, but we just can’t do that knowing what we know about what’s happening to the religious groups there,” he said.
Similarly, longtime Commodore Club member Tom Singleton has been outspoken about his disdain for the Vanderbilt policy and the school’s enforcement of it. He appears in a video, along with Brentwood’s vice mayor (and a VU alum) Rod Freeman, that denounces the policy’s nondiscrimination mandate for leadership positions.
“The reason this is so objectionable to me is that they are [opening up leadership positions in Christian groups] for non-Christians. But they are allowing fraternities and sororities to discriminate based on gender,” Singleton said. “I can’t, in good conscience, continue to be associated with them.”
Singleton said he didn’t renew his football and basketball season tickets — and that he was cutting all ties with the school.”
Read the full article here.
Also, read David’s post regarding what’s going on here in Tennessee here.
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