Holland schools violate Constitution by censoring Christian valedictorian’s speech

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Feb 18, 2006
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    HOLLAND, Mich. — West Ottawa Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Koeze’s censorship of a Christian high school senior’s valedictory address — planned for graduation ceremonies Sunday — is a “clear, outrageous, and unconstitutional violation of the student’s First Amendment free speech rights,” a statewide family values group said Saturday.....

    .....“The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state,” the three-judge panel had unanimously ruled in December 2005 in an opinion authored by Senior Judge Richard Suhrheinrich of Williamston, a graduate of Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law and a full-time faculty member at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing.

    The Suhrheinrich-authored decision further characterized the American Civil Liberties Union’s repeated references to the so-called “separation of church and state” as “extra-constitutional” and “tiresome.”....

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    Praise God for these judges and students who will stand up for the godly principles this country was founded on.

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