The story and video of a high school valedictorian from South Carolina who, to the surprise of his graduation audience, invoked God and uttered the Lord’s prayer, has gone viral. Roy Costner IV spoke with TheBlaze about his speech and the public’s intense reaction to it.
Costner, 18, had planned to deliver a secular address devoid of any mention of the Almighty, but he made a bold and controversial decision to ignore his school district’s mandate that God not be mentioned.
The former Liberty High School student said that his decision to say the prayer was pre-planned — something that he decided to do as an encouragement to his community. Plus, his devotion to a higher power helped fuel the contentious action. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT THE BLAZE - CLICK HERE!
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"...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security..." The Declaration of Independence
Thursday, June 6, 2013
WATCH: H.S. GRAD AND VALEDICTORIAN GETS CHEERED FOR BREAKING POLICY AND SAYING LORDS PRAYER
Liberty High School graduate and valedictorian Roy Costner IV dispensed with his school district's policy to keep God out of his graduation ceremony. GOOD FOR HIM!
This kid, this young man, deserves a citizenship award for having the courage to stand in the face of tyranny and holding up the light of the Lord for everyone to see... SEE STORY BELOW.
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