On Thursday, June 15, during her commencement speech, Valedictorian Brittany McComb, of Henderson, Nev., was determined to tell her fellow graduates what was on her mind and in her heart.
But before she could get to the word in her speech that meant the most to her, "Christ," her microphone went dead. The decision to cut her speech short drew jeers from the nearly 400 Foothill High School graduates and their families and went on several minutes. The reason her microphone was cut by school officials and an American Civil Liberties Union Attorney is they believed she was beginning to proselytize.
In my mind the ACLU with its radical anti-God, anti-religion and anti-American agenda is wearing very thin. They have mysteriously convinced federal judges that a valedictorian making a speech expressing how her faith has impacted her life is actually the congress establishing a religion. It is indeed incredible how anyone capable of reasoning in logic could possibly conclude this ACLU argument to be valid, especially as a matter of law.
Sad to say, federal judges whose function it is to protect free speech in America are the very ones who have bought this lunacy and have ruled to abate the free exercise of speech in the public square where the term "Christ" is mentioned. This, despite the fact that Title 5 of the United States Code, Section 6103, declares Dec. 25th the birthday of Jesus Christ to be a national holiday. Hello!
F.W. "Bill" Stamos