High school valedictorian Roy Costner spoke his mind and then some during his graduation speech…and those in attendance cheered with gusto whether the atheists like it or not! It’s high time someone did this…we need more like this young man via my viewfinder in life. It’s been a very sad day in America when you have to fight to have the right to mention or display anything that has to do with Christian religion etc. I, for one, am way past sick and tired of it all…how ’bout you?
PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. —A school district under pressure to keep prayer out of meetings and gatherings got an unexpected delivery from one high school valedictorian
Saturday, at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum, Liberty High Valedictorian Roy Costner IV took his speech to the podium, and in front of the crowd, tore it up.
John Eby, Pickens County School District spokesman, said, “They write their speeches. They send them to someone on staff to have them approved.”
But Costner clearly had something else in mind.
After speaking for a few minutes, he thanked his parents for leading him to the Lord at a young age, and then he said, “I think most of you will understand when I say, ‘Our Father, who art in heaven…” as he began to recite the Lord’s Prayer.
Much of the crowd broke into tentative applause that then grew into cheers that nearly drown out Costner’s voice as he continued the prayer.
Brian Hoover, who is from Liberty and attended the graduation, said, “You couldn’t even hear him doing the prayer anymore because everybody was clapping and cheering.”
Costner finished, pointing his finger in the air for emphasis, saying, “For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen,” followed by more cheers and applause.
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