An 18 year old girl said this.... "We are all capable of standing firm and expressing our own beliefs, which is why I need to tell you about someone who loves you more than you could ever imagine. He died for you on a cross over 2,000 years ago, yet was resurrected and is living today in heaven. His name is Jesus Christ. If you don't already know him personally I encourage you to find out more about the sacrifice he made for you so that you now have the opportunity to live in eternity with him." Punishment for graduation speech taken to appeals court Liberty Counsel contends Corder's First Amendment rights of free speech were violated when school officials "refused to present her with her diploma unless she issued an apology for mentioning Jesus Christ." The group alleges a violation of the 14th Amendment right to equal protection because officials treated religious speech "differently" than nonreligious speech. Apparenlty because, we can not have any winners or losers in school anymore, she was one of 15 valedictorians (I know, I have no idea how they came up with that) so instead of having one speaker the got 15 30 seconds speeches and this was her's what did the Obamaacts do? They withheld her diploma until SHE APOLIGSED FOR MENTIONING JESUS!!! Think about that, she had to apologise for speaking her mind!!! I bet is she prasied allah, she would have been lauded.