The senior class at a southern Kentucky high school gave their response Friday night to a federal judge's order banning prayer at commencement.
About 200 seniors stood during the principal's opening remarks and began reciting the Lord's Prayer, prompting a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd at the Russell County High School gymnasium.
The thunderous applause drowned out the last part of the prayer.
Good for them. We need more people willing to stand for what's right. They obviously have a better understanding of the 1st amendment then that "judge".
Disgusting. I don't blame these kids for not appreciating issues at hand here, but they're taking their cues from adults who should know better. No, official ceremonies at public schools should not include prayer.
The judge and the students were both right. Prayer as official part of a commencement at a PUBLIC school should not be allowed. What the 200 students did, however, was absolutely within their right.
Unfortunately, some people don't understand that dichotomy.
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