A Missouri high school principal has gained national fame after a viral video posted online shows his clever and dedicated attempt to reference God during the commencement speech for his graduating class of students, ultimately telling his audience: "God is still important."
Principal Kevin Lowery made the speech late last month at the commencement ceremony for students graduating from Lebanon High School. The three minute speech, recently posted to YouTube, shows the graduating class erupting in thunderous applause after Lowery finishes his heartfelt address.
During the speech, the principal manages to sneak "God" into parts of the address, while trying to avoid a violation of Separation of Church and State. Lowery mentions that one can find the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency and in the original version of "The Star Spangled Banner." more >>
It was one of the most famous battles in military history, seen by many as a turning point in the costliest war in human history.
On Friday, veterans, survivors, and the nation at large came together to remember the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, the largest amphibious invasion in history.
Tens of thousands of American soldiers joined with troops from Allied nations like Great Britain and Canada to invade occupied France and liberate it from Nazi German control. more >>
An impressive seven of 10 homeschooled children from a Christian family in Montgomery, Alabama, which now boasts a doctor and New York City architect among them, all started college by the time they were 12; and now their parents have written a book about how they managed to pull off such staggering academic success.
The parents of the 10 children, Mona Lisa and Kip Harding, are described as high school sweethearts on a website dedicated to The Brainy Bunch Book.
"After four kids, they decided to turn to homeschooling, and their success paved the way for their children to start college by the age of 12, and go on to great careers in medicine, engineering, architecture and more," explaines the website. more >>
A case of hazing at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland involving a group of cheerleaders has resulted in suspensions for the 2013-2014 academic year but was later changed to a one-semester probation that prevented them from cheering. The case has shed new light on hazing and the national problem plaguing college campuses.
An internal investigation found that a group of cheerleaders hazed an incoming group of girls joining the squad. The hazing included blindfolding the girls, making them wear adult diapers and dancing.
Reports stated that freshmen on the team had been invited, and attended an off-campus party where they were told that they could say no to anything they were asked to do. In one instance, the girls were given the option to either do cocaine or heroin. more >>
As students prepared for their summer vacation in Boone County, Kentucky this week, they found two books waiting for them as they exited their school campuses: the Bible and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide, written by blogger Hemant Mehta.
The Boone County School System agreed to allow the Gideons International evangelical group and the Tri-State Freethinkers to distribute their books near the district's high school campuses, including Boone, Conner, Cooper, and Ryle schools this week. The religious and nonreligious materials could not be present on the campuses, so volunteers from both groups stationed themselves at the public area outside of the schools to pass out the literature, given explicit directions to only provide the literature to those who were interested.
"We cannot allow any groups like this within the schools because the federal court has ruled that unconstitutional," Barbara Brady, community relations coordinator for the school district, told Cincinnati.com. more >>
WASHINGTON – A proponent of abstinence education has stated that the term "war on women" is being used to attack sexual risk avoidance education.
Valerie Huber, president and CEO of the National Abstinence Education Association, spoke at a Family Research Council event Wednesday on the issue titled, "Collateral damage in the 'war on women' debate: Sexual risk avoidance education caught in the crosshairs."
In an interview with The Christian Post, Huber explained why she and her nonpartisan organization felt an obligation to address the war on women phrase. more >>