http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200612/CUL20061218b.html Valedictorian Silenced Over Her Christian Faith Will Go to Court By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer December 19, 2006 EXCERPT (CNSNews.com) - A high school student whose commencement speech was cut off when she spoke about her Christian faith will have her case heard in a federal court. A federal judge in Nevada ruled Monday that a debate over freedom of religious expression in public school commencement ceremonies will go to court. The charges stem from a June 15 incident at Foothill High School in Henderson, Nevada, when school administrators cut off valedictorian Brittany McComb's commencement speech after she strayed from a pre-approved script. Earlier, they had removed from her speech references to the Bible and her faith. McComb described God's love as "something we all desire. It's unprejudiced, it's merciful, it's free, it's real, it's huge, and it's everlasting." Then the microphone was switched off.