what's there to say? a kid did in fact goes against the wishes of the school board(the establishment as at least how the students see it). the kid tears up the pre approved speech to read the Lord's Prayer.
it was his form of protest in the only way he thought possible.
i don't want a school board or a govt entity trying to dictate how to think, but at the same time, i think the Founders were right in their putting together the separation of church and state. their perspective was coming from the back end of the ramifications of too much religion and politics intermingling.
the kid in many ways was simply preaching to the choir. much like mainstream media. whichever channel you are on, you are the choir going back for more of the same sermon that backs up what you believe already.
if this were a school official advocating for prayer having to be in schools etc and it was a public school, then i look this would an elevated sense of knowing the slippery slope that come come from it. for the top kid in the class to do it then i don't see it as severe.
look at the comments that minimized this all for where the kid went to school and i'm the one being singled out for down playing this?
some of you are border line hand wriging as if this will be the ground swell for new uber religious movement where prayers are as flowing as free condoms and a cross tattoo will have to be the new way of initiation into the in crowd.
i say. much ado about nothing.