SOUTH CAROLINA: Public High School Student Says Lord's Prayer At Graduation
Focus On The Family has a new hero.
They tried to silence him. But the efforts of a South Carolina school district to ban prayer didn’t intimidate him — not one bit. Dressed in his cap and gown, with his honor cords hanging around his neck, Roy Costner IV, valedictorian of Liberty High School, ripped up a copy of his pre-approved speech shortly after he approached the podium at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday. “I’m so thankful that both my parents led me to the Lord at a young age,” he told the crowd. Behind him sat rows of faculty members. “And I think most of you will understand when I say: Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.” Following the crescendo of applause, boisterous cheers filled the room. Attendees quieted down as the young man continued the Lord’s Prayer.The clip already has over 330,000 views.