Friday, February 29, 2008

Nevada - Don't Mention Your Faith in Valedictory Address

When Foothill High School valedictorian Brittany McComb began reading a speech that contained Bible verses and references to God and her faith in Jesus Christ during her commencement speech on June 15, 2006, officials with the Clark County School District actually unplugged the microphone!

Brittany McComb worked hard to earn the right to address her classmates as valedictorian. And she has a constitutional right - like any other student - to freely speak about the factors that contributed to her success, whether they be a supportive family, friends or her faith in Jesus Christ.

I read of this case through the Rutherford Institute. Since then I actually got to see the video of the ceremony and it was exactly as described above. Brittany was in the middle of her speech when an official physically unplugged the microphone. This was met by "boo's" from the audience of students, who wanted to hear Brittany's words.

More information can be found here:

Foothill valedictorian criticizes decision to censor her proclamation of faith

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