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Religious censorship

Good news for graduation speakers: You have a legal right to express your religious viewpoint! ” so says the Liberty Counsel, a Christian law firm.

They offer to represent any student who is prohibited from praying or mentioning his religious beliefs during a public school graduation ceremony.

Some school officials tried in the past to delete anything from the speaker’s address they deemed religious for fear of a lawsuit by the ACLU that it would violate the church and state theory. But the Liberty Counsel argues that “this kind of censorship is actually a violation of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.”

Liberty Counsel launched a “Friend or Foe” Graduation Prayer campaign that involves education and, if necessary, litigating to ensure that prayer and religious views are not suppressed during graduation ceremonies across the nation.

Michael Finn

Nevada County

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