16 June 2014

Not Violating Conscience

Will this young man be praised?
Brooks Hamby seems to be a pretty successful student — mock-trial star, cross-country runner, U.S. Senate page and high school salutatorian — yet his high school administration reportedly refused to allow him to speak openly about his faith at his graduation. That didn’t stop the California high school senior.

“In coming before you today, I presented three drafts of my speech, all of them denied on account of my desire to share with you my personal thoughts and inspiration to you: my Christian faith,” Hamby said. “In life, you will be told, ‘No.’ In life you will be told to do things that you have no desire to do. In life, you will be asked to do things that violate your conscience and desire to do what is right.” (Source.)
Apparently, this young man is a model student. I am glad, however, he rejected the teachings of the controlists in his high school administration in regards to his faith and free speech, and was true to his convictions. Kudos Mr. Hamby, kudos. I predict you will go far in this life - as well as the next.

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