Students Set Things Straight After Attempted Ban on Saying Lord’s Prayer At Graduation
If you’re a person of faith and believe in scripture then you already know that since the dawn of mankind, people of faith have always been persecuted for their beliefs, and although the pop culture of the day masks it as “political correctness,” in truth secular progressives both within government and within society have and will continue in their attempt to decry, denounce and vilify those individuals who adhere to a higher calling.
East Liverpool High School in Ohio is simply the latest scene of the “clash of cultures” between these two groups, as once again faith is under attack, and the victim this time a 70-year old tradition, the “The Lord’s Prayer” which has been sung at every graduation by the choir.
However the Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways, although the threat of a lawsuit came in the form of a letter from the Wisconsin group, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which stated that in accordance with the separation of church and state, they needed to stop the choir from singing a prayer at a public graduation.
However that didn’t stop class valedictorian Jonathan Montgomery when he took the stage this weekend – he reportedly led the entire class in reciting the popular Christian prayer.
“I know a lot of my student body was uncomfortable with it, just because it is tradition to have prayer at our school.
We’re really big at traditions at this school and I think it would’ve been nice to have the same as my brother had whenever he graduated”
What followed was a rousing round of applause from the audience.