Students Stand Up For Their Faith At Graduation Ceremony

06.05.09 | FL News Team

Nearly 400 graduating seniors at a Florida high school stood up in protest against the ACLU and recited the Lord's Prayer during their recent graduation ceremony. Many of the Pace High School students also painted crosses on their graduation caps to make a statement about their faith.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit against Santa Rosa County School District claiming some of the teachers and administrators endorsed religion. Liberty Counsel's Mathew Staver said in a statement, "Neither students nor teachers shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate."

The statement said the students at Pace High School refused to remain silent and were not about to be bullied by the ACLU. It continued, "We have decided to represent faculty, staff and students of Pace High School, because the ACLU is clearly violating their First Amendment rights."