Moriah Bridges

Increasingly in schools across the nation, any expression showing a support of Christian faith is being aggressively punished all while other religions are being promoted within the classroom.

The latest attempt to silence any mention of Christianity took place at Beaver High School in Beaver County, Pennsylvania where school administrators told student Moriah Bridges that all references to God were forbidden in her commencement speech.

Bridges was instructed to “remove all religious references” from her commencement speech, expressly forbidding the words “God,” “Lord.”

This young student was not about to be bullied in to denying her Christian faith and gave the spot on commencement address that she originally intended to give that included references to Jesus Christ.

“I’ve always been a rule follower,” Bridges stated at the end of her speech. “When they said not to chew gum, I didn’t chew gum. When they said not to use your cellphone, I didn’t use my cellphone. But today, in the spirit of defying expectations, and for perhaps the last time at this podium, I say, ‘in the righteous name of Jesus Christ, Amen.'”

Bridges last line brought a defiant and loud cheer from the crowd.

WATCH Moriah Bridges powerful speech:

The story didn't end there as the Bridges family attorney has gotten involved in the schools attempt to silence Moriah about her Christian faith.

“The Supreme Court has been clear on this, when it is a private student speech, which this was. This was a closing exercise, a closing speech. It is the creation of the student. For the school to say you have to change that and go with our viewpoint, that is illegal and cannot be done,” said Jeremy Dys, the family’s attorney.

It looks like these anti-Christian school administrators are going to need to explain their actions to a jury of their peers. Good luck to them. They're going to need it.

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Source: CBS Pittsburgh

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