Friday, June 3, 2011

GOD wins! Prayer in TX High School Graduation is now Allowed!

A federal judge's decision to prohibit public prayer at a Texas high school graduation ceremony is an "activist decision" that "bristles with hostility," a Republican senator charged Friday.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, denounced a ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery that forbids the Medina Valley Independent School District from using specific religious words in their high school graduation ceremony on Saturday.

"The district court's decision, to quote the late Chief Justice (Rehnquist), 'bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life,'" Cornyn said in a written statement Friday. "This heavy-handed, activist decision is exactly the wrong civics lesson to teach to the class of 2011, and it should be overturned by the Fifth Circuit."

Cornyn also expressed support for Medina Valley High School valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand, who argues her right to free speech would be violated if she could not pray during her commencement speech.

"As valedictorian of Medina Valley High School, Angela Hildenbrand has earned the right to deliver a graduation speech that is uncensored by a federal judge," Cornyn said.

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