Phyllis Schlafly blog.eagleforum.org Last spring, a high school student in California was forbidden to mention God at graduation. Brooks Hambly was the salutatorian at his school in the Brawley Union School District, and he wanted to include a prayer for his fellow graduates in his speech. School officials rejected his first two drafts and told him that references to his faith were a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The principal said that if Brooks included religious content in his speech during the ceremony, the microphone would be cut off and a disclaimer would be read to the audience. Brooks submitted a third draft of his speech directly to the district superintendent. The superintendent crossed out all of Brooks’s religious references with a black marker. However, Brooks chose to proceed with his speech anyway. He quoted from the Bible, encouraged his classmates to “do what is right, ethical, moral, and Godly,” and asked “the God of the Bible” to bless them all. Brooks’s speech was not cut off; he was allowed to finish. to read more: blog.eagleforum.org
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