This is a guest post by Alise Wright.
The most famous example of this year’s list of Christian students being unashamed of their faith was South Carolina student Roy Costner IV. The Pickens County School Board had banned prayers in the graduation speeches and he had written one that had been approved by the board. But after speaking with his pastor, he approached the podium, ripped up his speech, and recited the Lord’s Prayer.
He said it presumably to show his faithfulness to his Christian values that his parents instilled in him and that his pastor encouraged him to display.
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