|Sent on:||Monday, September 23, 2013 11:28 AM|
Young Jessica Ahlquist bravely stood up to hostile Christianites in her high-profile, successful lawsuit in which a prayer banner at her high school was ruled to be unconstitutional. The banner was immediately taken down after the verdict.
Jessica was not invited to the dedication- but a secular replacement was just put up at the high school (in Cranston, RI). It is quite nice, I think, without any appeal to that "Heavenly Father" thingee!
Foster an atmosphere of good will and respect.
Affirm our efforts to conduct ourselves with honor.
Learn from our achievements and mistakes.
Choose wisely the paths taken and friends made.
Overcome prejudice and embrace diversity.
Nurture ourselves, families, friends and communities.
Strive for excellence in all our future endeavors.