Thanks to Fox News, America's Christians have a shiny, new hero who, metaphorically speaking, spit in the face of all those evil secularists who want to keep Jesus out of public schools. In an act of disobedience, a squeaky clean South Carolina Christian teen defied the school ban on graduation prayer and, instead of his pre-approved valedictory speech, said the Lord's Prayer instead. (Protestant version so screw you Catholics). Fox's Todd Starnes broke this positively divine story where it took pride of place on Fox News Insider. From there it went to Fox & Friends where Gretchen Carlson was positively orgasmic (in a chaste, Christian, and heterosexual way) over this paragon of "brave" Christianity. Later that day, Megyn Kelly seemed equally aroused (in a chaste, Christian, and heterosexual way) over Roy Costner IV's holy spirit filled defiance of that bogus separation of church and state. For Gretch and Megyn, a definite "Second Coming!"
Yesterday, in cueing up her story, alleged "news" host, Megyn Kelly, described the story as "remarkable." The chyron: "Valedictorian Sends A Message, Recites Lord's Prayer Despite Ban." Kelly dramatically intoned how the teen "tore up his speech" and (her voice rising) "recited the Lord's Prayer instead." She continued her oration: "The crowd goes wild even drowning him out partway through." "Viral" video, of Costner sharing his Christian fellowship, was then shown right up to "for thine is the kingdom, yada, yada." (Can ya feel the spirit moving?)
After introducing Costner, she asked him what it "felt like" when he heard the cheers. Costner said it was an "awesome moment." Kelly wanted to know if he "got the chills." When he said he had "goose bumps all over," Kelly said "awwww." Kelly described the serious school administrators, seated behind Costner, as "a buzz kill." She scrunched up her pretty face as she noted that these old squares had to pre-approve his speech. Course this being "fair & balanced" Fox News, Kelly didn't mention that the school district has come under fire for its attempts to foist Christianity on all students and that's why they tried to ensure that there was no appearance of schools sponsored prayer at graduation - which, as attorney Kelly should know, has been ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. (Lee vs.Weisman)
Costner said that he prayed about his decision especially "after what is going on about freedom from religion." (Yeah, Roy, it's called the "establishment clause") He alluded to the Wisconsin group that's trying to "get prayers out of our schools altogether." (Uh, Roy, school prayer, unconstitutional). Kelly described the group "that has been pushing to see no more prayer..." (Uh, Megyn, school prayer, unconstitutional) Poor Jesus BFF, Roy, just couldn't understand why this nasty group of heathens would try to interfere with the community that's "for prayer, for God." He claimed that the Freedom From Religion Foundation was only complaining about prayers "prior to the school board meeting" which, as noted above, just isn't true. Additionally, the prayers that he cited were Christian prayers done by students. Naturally, "news" woman Kelly didn't provide this bit of information - but maybe she was just so overcome with Christian fellowship that she forgot!
When Costner said that his fellow students supported him, Kelly opined that it was over "the stance" that he took and said that "it's says something about the country that we live in now that it takes courage for you to recite the Lord's Prayer [Yowza, worked in the patented Fox persecuted Christian meme!] at a seminal moment in your life" because "you had a whole group of people trying to stop you from saying that." She hoped that the students were impressed with "his courage."
I sure hope it was as good for Roy as it was for Megyn who was positively flushed with excitement about Roy's act of civil disobedience. Wonder if she would be as hot over a Muslim student doing a Muslim prayer, in contravention of school policy and the law, at a public school graduation.
But nice to see that "fair & balanced" Fox "news" is supporting taxpayer funded Christian school prayer which has been ruled unconstitutional, not that you'd know that from watching Fox. No wonder their audience is so ill-informed. But they (and their Fox hosts) love Jesus so it's all good....
He took unfair advantage of having a captive audience who were there for a high school graduation and forced his beliefs on those who had no choice, but to listen, so of course he’s a hero with the Bible Belt crowd, but we all know the different reaction would be from the right and Fox if it wasn’t Christian prayer.
It seems to me that ‘common decency’ would include having the decency to respect the rights of ALL people to worship (or NOT worship) as they please. A graduation from a PUBLIC school is neither the decent time nor place to cunningly force his religious beliefs on others. If his god is so important to him, why didn’t he attend a suitable parochial school? Oh wait….that would cost money.
If he is really such a humble, pious person that’s interested in god’s work, WTF is he doing on Fox?
Not only does this pseudo-evangelist deserve scrutiny, he should NOT have been allowed to graduate.
“Poor Jesus BFF, Roy, just couldn’t understand why this nasty group of heathens would try to interfere with the community that’s “for prayer, for God.” "
I just dont understand why on a site thats constantly outraged when FOX “mocks” someone that there are people on here that would stoop to the same level.
If you don’t like what is said here, you also have the freedom to leave…permanently.
If you remain, we have the freedom to mock you and this kid.
“Merzy dotes and dozy dotes and little lambsydivy!”
And in conclusion let me say, shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits!"
Those are also BANNED speech, Megan.
Something tells me she wouldn’t be praising any Valedictorian who did that short speech.
Megan Kelly drools over Dick Cheney secretly dealing with the Iranians DESPITE A BAN.
Megan Kelly drools over Western states burning brush DESPITE A BAN.
Megan Kelly drools over MLB players taking performance enhancing drugs DESPITE A BAN.
Megan Kelly drools over her neighbors in the apartment above her having barking dogs DESPITE A BAN.
Megan Kelly drools over Jay-z and Beyoncé traveling to Cuba DESPITE A BAN.
Megan Kelly drools over endangered species being hunted and killed DESPITE A BAN.
Megan Kelly drools over Zimmerman defense attorney’s efforts to smear Trayvon Martin with inadmissible evidence designed to sway potential jurors DESPITE A JUDGE’S BAN.
Actually that last one happened. Ooops!