Greenwood High School has a long-standing tradition, one that used to be part of many school commencement ceremonies. They begin their graduation ceremony with a student-led prayer. In September, the Senior Class met and voted to continue this tradition. Now, one student seeks to overthrow the will of his fellow students.
There is a growing discussion on the concept of ‘separation of church and state’ in the Constitution. The Citizen has touched on this topic before, but the time has come for a more thoughtful and deliberate treatment.
A young lady graduating from UCLA taped her pre-commencement sentiments recently and was told by a Director of Student Affairs that her reference to Jesus Christ as her inspiration, Lord, and Savior was inappropriate for a public institution and would be deleted. I understand that this faculty member is a professor of biology, but I thought that even Science majors had some courses in American history and government.