All over the country, Americans are showing their defiance regarding religious expression.
A group of graduating seniors from East Liverpool Ohio were infuriated that the Lord’s Prayer was not allowed during their graduation ceremony. In true teenage fashion, they decided to rebel against this anti-Christian ruling. The entire graduating class belted out the Lord’s Prayer in a song rendition in the ultimate defiance.
Currently, the country is experiencing a divide regarding what religious options are allowed openly. Islam say’s it’s under attack and Democrats are right there defending them. In reality, it’s Christianity that is under attack through the claim of fairness. How is it fair to suppress Christianity in order to allow other religions to flourish? That is being prejudiced towards Christianity. Meanwhile, Muslims claim to be the victims of prejudice and they are winning by having Christianity silenced because it offends them.
Although atheists and liberal groups keep cracking down on Christianity in schools, these students decided to go forward with a tradition that has been in practice for more than 70-years at their graduating ceremony. And liberals and anti-Christian groups were outraged.
Because of the heat and legal threats, the high school officials nixed the song from the ceremony. The Freedom from Religion Foundation said the song promoted religion and violated the U.S. Constitution’s derivative for the separation of church and state America was founded on.
“It was a decision made because we don’t have a lot of money and we’d rather hire teachers than pay lawyers,” school board president Larry Walton told a local NBC News affiliate.
The graduating seniors were not happy about that. They wanted to sing the prayer as their fathers and grandfathers had done before them.
Just after the class valedictorian welcomed everyone to the graduation ceremony, the students rose up in their seats and began the prayer with “Our Father who art in heaven.”