South Carolina Valedictorian’s Courage

A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and delivered the Lord’s prayer at his high school graduation on Saturday.

The act was apparently in protest of the Pickens County School District’s decision to no longer include prayer at graduation ceremonies, Christian News reported.

Officials said the decision was made after the district was barraged with complaints by atheist groups.

Crowd stunned after valedictorian rips up speech, recites Lord’s prayer

(Tip of the Hat to the ZipMeister)

Booyah Roy Costner!
His parents must be “kvelling”.

Bet the athiests’ collective heads are exploding right about now.

Heck I’m surprised the school didn’t rescind his diploma or make him go to Summer school. Heh.

I sure hope his courage is contagious.

Soooooooooo who says one person can’t make a difference eh?

Roy is my Hero of the Day. Ahhhhhhhh. Well done indeed.

19 Responses to “South Carolina Valedictorian’s Courage”

  1. Comedy Plus says:

    Roy ROCKS. I love it and it’s high time this was done more often. Many of us are getting tired of the loud mouth few. Yes we are.

    Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. :)

  2. Comedy Plus says:

    I also shared this one Facebook. More hugs. :)

  3. Always On Watch says:


    America does indeed have many fine young people. The Leftist media too often does show these fine young people.

  4. Always On Watch says:

    Typo alert! Make that “does NOT show.”

  5. Findalis says:

    Sooner or later one district will say to these bullies NO and back it in court.

  6. Woodsterman says:

    Oh those poor atheists, were any of them injured during this most dastardly act?

  7. Bunkerville says:

    All patriots need to rise to the occasion. He was one.

  8. dmarks says:

    I look at this from a civil liberties point of view: this person’s freedom to pray is protected by the First Amendment.

  9. KarLMMMM says:

    Notice not one applaud from the stuffed “Gowns” behind the speaker..
    Says it all about the Adminstration doesn’t it….

  10. TSWS says:

    Texas (small town) Cheerleaders Just WON A Court Battle,
    to display Bible Verses on Banners at Football Games!!!!!!
    One at a time we carry on.

  11. Findalis says:

    These people aren’t atheists, they are anti-Christians. Notice they don’t go after the Muslims wanting and getting school prayer, etc…

  12. proof says:

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  14. Carol-Christian Soldier says:

    I sent the video via e-mail to my friends-esp my Christian friends who still don’t “get it” !!
    Roy’s timing was perfect- if he had asked before hand- he probably would not have been allowed to speak at all!

  15. dmarks says:

    CS said: ” if he had asked before hand- he probably would not have been allowed to speak at all!”

    I kind of wish he had, then if the school had tried to censor him, he could have sued them.

  16. baby-girl says:

    Standing Ovation!!!!

  17. Louis says:

    Glad to see more people are waking up on this. Our Big Brother is here, and here to stay, until the people have feel it personally. And trust me that say is going soon.
    This has been a long time in coming, and has been building for even longer. Ever since FDR, we have had the slow slip down the hill to what is ultimately tyranny. Now, BO is abusing the power like all heck, but he didn’t make it. He used what everyone else set up. Executive orders were made by someone else. Patriot Act as well. The government interfering with the economy was FDR. Whoever invented SS can be blamed for the health care. And so on. This isn’t new. This is old.

    Did the other presidents didn’t their powers, not really. They knew better. They knew the public wouldn’t let them. BO, though, from the start has been untouchable. Why? Well, media loves him. I think he is a puppet, and his puppetmasters have been making him immune. But in any case, no one, in the public or in the government, will challenge him. And he knows it. So, he took the power that was waiting for him, and ran with it. Now that the AP and other branches of the media were affected, perhaps these people will have a change of heart. But don’t hold your breath, I’m still waiting for the media to ask Obama the hard questions.
    Remember when Obama firat got elected and told his adoring, worshiping supporters that his administration was going to be a “transparent” one! Well that promise didn’t last too long, did it!
    The frog slowly boils, well, the frog is just about cooked. It isn’t starting to boil- its ending. Whatever used to control government corruption is gone now. All three branches had been corrupted long ago, and now we see the fruits of it.
    The executive does whatever it wants, the legislative banks the E up, and the judicial covers both branches asses. BO has made a critical error though- too much, too fast. The frog is waking up. It isn’t quite dead yet. And this sudden burst of heat is alarming.
    But lets face the truth, if Obama were white or if her was a Republican, he´d never get away with all of this.

  18. Dee says:

    At least some our youth still has some hope! Go ROY!

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