Officials at Brawley Union High School in Brawley, CA told class of 2014 Salutatorian Brooks Hamby that he was not to reference his personal faith in Christ during his address to his fellow graduates.

The Desert Review reports that he discussed that ordeal during his address instead.

Perhaps the most edifying were the words of Hamby. He spoke on how his speech was denied three times due to references to his personal faith.

He reminded his fellow classmates that people in history raised the bar of mankind when they refused to be compromised when told to live according to inferior standards and denying what you know to be moral, and good, upright and honest.

He quoted Matthew 5:13 without referencing chapter and verse.  He also encouraged students to stand for their values no matter the consequences and then said, “may the God of the Bible bless you each and every one of you.”

You can watch his remarks below:

 

HT: Chicks on the Right

You May Also Like

Christian Woman Previously Sentenced to Death Successfully Departs Sudan

Institute on Religion and Democracy Press Release Washington, D.C.–A Christian woman sentenced…

Nikki Haley Gives Conservative Teens Sound Advice

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave conservative teenagers gathered in Washington DC some sound advice: drop the “own the libs” rhetoric.

SPLC Pays $3.3 Million After Falsely Labeling Group “Anti-Muslim Extremists”

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) apologized to the Quilliam Foundation and its founder, Maajid Nawaz, for labeling them “anti-Islamic extremists” and agreed to pay $3.375 million.

Planned Parenthood Is Not Irreplaceable and It Certainly Doesn’t Save Lives

The Charlotte Lozier Institute says that two fundamental claims Planned Parenthood made their recent report are absolutely false.