Friday, June 17, 2011

Freedoms Lost - #2996 -VIDEO: High School Tells Valedictorian He Can't Say How 'God Had Changed His Life' - The Blaze - CBN (2) Kids Lemonade Stand at U.S. Open Fined $500.00 and Shut Down by Montgomery County - 9 News Now - ---


High School Tells Valedictorian He Can't Say How 'God Had Changed His Life' - The Blaze - This graduation season, The Blaze has covered a number of stories about the limitations that have been placed on students’ commencement garments and public prayer rights. Now add a ban on explaining how God changed your life to the list.m Kyle Gearwar, the valedictorian of Fair Haven Union High School in Fair Haven, Vermont, says that he was told by school officials that he couldn’t include specific information about how God has changed his life in his commencement address. Gearwar told the crowd during his ceremony last Friday that he was only allowed to deliver half of the speech he had wanted to. The Burlington Free Press has more:.......

Gearwar claims that he isn’t interested in setting off a firestorm or engaging in the infamous church versus state debate. The former student said he had simply hoped his words would help others. According to the Free Press, he told the audience: “I have always dreamed of speaking about God in front of my school as the valedictorian,” he said in his speech. “This was the message God gave to me, and I am not allowed to share it with you even though it is my testimony, the most important change my life has ever experienced, and the one thing that I stand for no matter what.”  Read more.........


Kids Lemonade Stand at U.S. Open Fined $500.00 and Shut Down by Montgomery County - 9 News Now - You can make a fortune selling parking spots outside the US Open, but don't even dream of setting up a lemonade stand. A county inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd, right next to Congressional. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500. "This gentleman from the county is now telling us because we don't have a vendors license, the kids won't be allowed to sell their lemonade," Carrie Marriott told us, her voice trembling. The kids can't seem to understand it. "I don't agree, I think the county is wrong." "We're sending the money to charity." Read more........

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