Reading the news yesterday, I found what some students did when they were told not stand up for what they believe in.
The senior class at a southern Kentucky high school gave their response Friday night to a federal judge's order banning prayer at commencement. About 200 seniors stood during the principal's opening remarks and began reciting the Lord's Prayer, prompting a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd at the Russell County High School gymnasium.
The thunderous applause drowned out the last part of the prayer. The revival like atmosphere continued when senior Megan Chapman said in her opening remarks that God had guided her since childhood. Chapman was interrupted repeatedly by the cheering crowd as she urged her classmates to trust in God as they go through life. [Read More]
A "revival like atmosphere", as the AP put it.
It's wrong, on many levels, that these students first amendment rights were overridden — and by a small minority at that. Even the ACLU admits there's not much they can do since it was a corporate prayer. It's wrong because this is goes directly against the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution (no matter what the ACLU yells).
We just need a few more who would Rise Up …
I will not stand silently by as you mock and curse my God
Stand against Him; you will be brought down
Here I come; I'm bout to rise up
All of my people, we’re 'bout to rise up
Here we come now, we’re 'bout to rise up
All of my people, we’re bout rise up
You bark accusations that paralyze my brothers in fear
Only a small spark starts an unquenchable fire
Rise up …