Good for him!And it would be stupid to pray to the god of "random mutation" anyway!
I found it appalling. He announces his Christianity openly, which is admirable, however, what he did was not only a deceitful act, but an act of obedience. Those acts are not Christian.
Disobeying an unjust rule is not wrong. It was an admirable act, and the audience realized this and reacted accordingly.
In our local school graduation last night, a student gave a prayer at the beginning, and another student gave a benediction. Both the valedictorian and the salutatorian expressed gratitude to God. All of this was with the approval of the principal and superintendent, both of whom are faithful Baptists.However, the student mentioned in the story appears -- I say appears -- to have lied. If he wished to stand up for his faith, why did he not do so earlier, instead of waiting for a grandstand moment? This appears -- again, I say appears -- to a matter of someone following a subcultural script, for one finds it difficult to believe that a small town in South Caroline would ban a prayer at graduation.
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@Mack:I find it hard to believe that such would be banned there as well, but it was. http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/high-school-valedictorian-prays-forbidden-prayer-during-graduation-speech(Previous post deleted because of bloated link)