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Teen Is Denied His Diploma for Days for Praising Jesus in Graduation Speech


Graduating senior Micah Price finally got his high school diploma.

Five days after his classmates did.

Why? Because he mentioned Jesus during his graduation speech.

We're not kidding.

His diploma was withheld after Price brought up his Baptist Christian faith in his graduation-ceremony closing speech.

The Washington Times reported, "Mr. Price went off his approved script at the Campbell County High School commencement on May 24. According to Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC, citing Superintendent Shelli Wilson, the school had approved 'I must give the honor, and the praise and the glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ' at the beginning of the speech and no further religious references."

But Price went a little further than that.

“My Lord and Savior is your answer,” Mr. Price added in his speech. “Class, everyone in the audience today, I’m here to tell you if you don’t have any of those things in your life, you can’t seem to find the answer, my Lord and Savior is your answer. He will give you the truth, the way and the life.”

Price said he knew this would likely happen.

“I knew it was going to be held,” he said in an interview. “Before you do anything, they tell us if you go up there and do a cartwheel or something stupid, that will get your diploma held.”

The teen had submitted multiple drafts and each time was asked to take religious references out.

But Price insists he said what he believed needed to be said.

“I simply cannot hold back what Christ has done in my life,” Price said.“He’s everything to me.”

At least he finally got his diploma back.

Why does talking about God have to be so controversial?


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May 31

As much as I love the Lord and am ok with what he said, he also went of script after knowing the consequences.

May 31
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He knew the consequences and accepted them. No whining, wringing of hands, no threats of lawsuits. Just the knowledge that he was doing what God wanted of him.

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