Yesterday, Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of Liberty Institute, wrote an editorial on the Medina Valley High School Graduation and on the importance of the freedom of religious speech and expression. Excerpts from the editorial:
“Freedom isn’t that complicated. As freedom-loving Americans, we all know when it is violated. This is why there was an immediate and clear public outcry when there was an attempt to censor citizens’ speech at the Medina Valley High School graduation. Most everyone knew that this attempt, backed by threat of “incarceration,” was wrong.
No citizen has the right to ask the government to bind and gag the free speech of another citizen. That is as antithetical to the foundation of this great country as can be imagined. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and the family’s attempt to justify their position of censoring the free speech of students and citizens. Rightly so.”
Read the entire editorial here: http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Yes-prayer-a-protected-right-1431271.php#ixzz1PpsICCru