On Thursday, June 15, 2006, McComb delivered her commencement address to over 400 fellow students, families and staff. However, believing that the districtâ€™s censorship of her speech amounted to a violation of her right to free speech, she attempted to deliver the original version of her remarks in which she shares her personal beliefs about the role that her Christian beliefs played in her success.
When school officials found her to be straying from the approved text, they unplugged her microphone, thus ending the address. Despite extensive jeers from the audience over the school officialsâ€™ actions, McComb was not permitted to finish giving her valedictory speech.
The Video of her speech:
|Watch on Youtube|
Interesting that it was her mentioning of Jesus Christ that got the mic turned off. I suppose babbling about a vague “god” concept is ok, just don’t say “Jesus.”
I am encouraged by this girls bravery. May we see another million+ like her come through our schools!
I don’t know how the Supreme Court will decide on this case, but without a doubt we need young people to take a stand like Brittany McComb! Imagine if all Christian young people stood up for their beliefs and their rights (and responsibility) to testify about them?
I think the Secularist Silliness would not last long.