Wednesday, June 21, 2006

What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Include God...

A city that advertises with "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" is pretty much saying that everything goes, right? Legalized gambling, prostitution and quicky drunken marriages in Elvis's chapel are all OK, but if you dare to mention God in Sin City your mic will be turned off.

"A local high school graduation ended with roars of protest after school officials turned the microphone off right in the middle of one of the valedictorian's speeches. The microphone cut out after the valedictorian at Foothill High made reference to God.

The family says the District's decision isn't fair. Brittney McComb says she's a straight A student, number one in her class, and is headed to Biola University in the fall.

Brittney attributes all of her success to God. Trouble is, she tried to explain that during her speech which the school district said they told her beforehand was a no-no.

"God's love is so great." This was part of the speech that Brittney McComb says she so wanted to give on graduation night. But because it did have numerous references to God and Jesus Christ, the school district cut off the mic, leaving her practically silent. That's when many people stood up and booed, showing their support.

Now, the day after, McComb says she got nothing but support from her fellow students. "All of my classmates came up to me and were so happy. They told me they loved me and I said God's awesome because I couldn't have done it without him." (source)

Once again, I have to ask when the ACLU is taking on Brittney's case...

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