Valedictorian that shared Jesus, denied diploma

From the society of the stumbling block, comes this great piece of news:  a 2006 Colorado high school valedictorian who mentioned Jesus in her graduation speech and shared her faith to the audience inviting them to learn more about Him, was subsequently denied graduation and her diploma.  Upon completing her speech, Erica Corder was escorted to the Assistant Principal’s office and told that she would not receive her diploma until she issued a public apology.  She did, but was still not allowed to graduate until she included “I realize that, had I asked ahead of time, I would not have been allowed to say what I did.”

A court case was filed on her behalf in 2007 and was later dismissed in July of 2008.  Wednesday (March 11, 2009), an attorney of Liberty Counsel, presented arguments on Corder’s behalf before the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Just a quick question or two:  This is still the United States right?  One nation, Under God, Indivisible?  The U.S. Constitution still guarantees our free speech, right?  Does our currency still state “In God We Trust”?  This is exactly why I quote I Corinthians 1:23 and will continue to do so, “but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,”

I wonder if I were to climb the highest mountain, yell the name of Jesus, and declare His Sovereignty, would I be forced to issue an apology for offending nature.  I’m just sayin’……..and by the way, you’ll never hear that apology.

Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

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