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By Diogenes (articles ) | May 22, 2006

The traditional commencement act-of-defiance stunt goes badly awry:

RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) - The senior class at a southern Kentucky high school gave their response Friday night to a federal judge's order banning prayer at commencement.

About 200 seniors stood during the principal's opening remarks and began reciting the Lord's Prayer, prompting a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd at the Russell County High School gymnasium.

That's not the story the media came to cover. Seniors are meant to misbehave as instructed. Didn't they read the script?

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  • Posted by: - May. 26, 2006 2:44 PM ET USA

    An enterprising senior in a class forbidden to say a prayer at graduation in a past year went to the podium and said that he had intended to say: here he inserted the prayer he had intended to recite and when finished said but I can't say that so I'll sit. In the old days he could have been looking to be a Jesuit novice.

  • Posted by: - May. 23, 2006 8:41 AM ET USA

    yes, there is hope. Thank God!

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - May. 22, 2006 9:21 AM ET USA

    This is one reason that there is still a bit of Hope left for this country. These kids must have rattled Satan, herself.

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