Man, Everyone's Getting Censored!

During her 15 June commencement address at the close of the 2005-2006 school year, Foothill's eighteen-year-old valedictorian graduate Brittany McComb was publicly censored by school officials.

McComb sought to take legal action against the administration, suing the school. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Nevada, and cites as defendants the principal, the assistant principal, and the school employee who turned off the sound system on McComb.

The Rutherford Institute, a free speech group, released a video of McComb’s commencement address, held at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where four-hundred graduates and their families were gathered for graduation. School officials had warned McComb against veering away from the school-censored text that expunged any mention of Jesus or the Bible. They made good on a threat to cut her off when a school employee pulled the plug on the microphone in the middle of McComb’s speech to her graduating class.

The video shows McComb speaking, “God’s love is so great that He gave His only Son up,” whereupon the sound system was cut off leaving her to continue without amplification. She continued, “... to an excruciating death on a cross so his blood would cover all our shortcomings and provide for us a way to heaven in accepting this grace.” The audience became outraged at the school’s censorship, booing, and chanting “Let her speak!


(Here she is interviewed on FOX! News)


Blogagaard said...

I spoke at graduation, too. My topic was "The future". I read some lame intro and the poem "High Flight" about slipping the bonds of this surly earth. Made my family happy, but now I wish I would have read something about excruciating pain and blood raining from the sky as herds of man-elk rise up and destroy the fields of Minnesota.

That would have been way better.

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