Illinois Eighth-Grader Prohibited From Delivering God-Centered Speech, Prayer at Graduation

An eighth-grader in Illinois was recently prohibited from delivering a speech and a prayer during his graduation ceremony due to their religious content.

Seth Clark, the salutatorian at Akin Grade School, instead presented his message and invocation across the street following the service.

According to reports, Clark submitted his speech for prior approval as is the standard procedure, but was told that some of his planned remarks posed an issue. Clark had included text in his address surrounding “God-like forgiveness” and also cited a Scripture. He additionally wanted to pray. CHRISTIAN NEWSWIRE

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