If you haven’t been paying attention for the last few days, you can catch up and check out Max Nielson‘s story here, here, and here. He’s a student who tried to put a stop to his public high school’s graduation prayer and the story has reached SourceFed!
Max also had an interview with another local news station, the local FOX affiliate, which (if you ask me) is the best interview so far. There’s been a lot of concern raised over whether or not Max was raising awareness of this issue for the sake of money — he absolutely is not. He is suing for damages, yes, for a total sum of… $1. At least they managed to include that bit of information in the FOX interview:
If you’re interested, you can read the rest of the article here.
He’s also been covered in The State. the aptly-named state newspaper for South Carolina. They actually managed to get the numbers from the vote for Irmo High School’s graduation prayer — 252 students voted in favor of the prayer and 53 voted against it, with the rest of the seniors either absent or abstaining. However, there were 412 seniors that graduated from Irmo this year. The votes for and against tally up to 305, meaning over 100 seniors were unaccounted for. Not that it would have made a difference. But keep this in mind: even if it the votes were 411 for prayer and 1 against, it would still be unconstitutional. The numbers only show that Max wasn’t alone with his feeling of being left out from his graduation ceremony on account of this.