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High School Grad Silences Administration After Being Told To Remove ‘Jesus’ From Commencement Speech [Video]

Beaver High School in Beaver County, Pennsylvania – the school officials tried to stop a student from including references to God in her commencement speech, Faithwire reported.

The administration initially wanted graduate Moriah Bridges to “remove all religious references” from her commencement address, including the words “God,” “Lord” and a prayer she had included. Effectively, they wanted her to silence Jesus.

Their plan didn’t go that well for them…

“I’ve always been a rule follower,” Bridges stated at the end of her speech. “When they said not to chew gum, I didn’t chew gum. When they said not to use your cellphone, I didn’t use my cellphone. But today, in the spirit of defying expectations, and for perhaps the last time at this podium, I say, ‘in the righteous name of Jesus Christ, Amen.’”

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WTAE noted that Bridges is now being represented by “First Liberty,” a religious freedom law firm, which is demanding a meeting with school administration officials to change school policy.



  1. Roger Kovach

    June 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    There is still hope for America’s youth when there are still those that have the courage to challenge “Progressive” attempts to impose their pretentions and protect their fake safe places!

  2. Vicki205

    June 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    We need more young people like this that refuse to be silenced by the politically correct.

  3. Jim

    June 18, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Great job Miss. Bridges. Its about time somebody stood up for their beliefs. Who the hell gave these schools the right to censor what we believe in or what we say. Last time I checked schools in Minnesota and Michigan were giving muslims a special room at our schools to pray. What the hell is going on in this country?

    • Ken Roberts

      June 19, 2017 at 2:24 am

      That is what America is all about is to say something that some body does not like . Say it say it loud and often.

    • P.D.

      June 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Liberals and obama has gotten to them. I applaud this student for stating her beliefs and others. GO, GO, GO, HALLELUJAH and Amen to you.

    • richard nicoletti

      June 23, 2017 at 9:58 am

      School administrators are afraid of their own shadows. The minority rules (atheists).

    • Deb Taylor

      June 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Great job young lady!!! May God bless you for standing up for your Christ & your rights! THANK YOU!!

  4. elizabeth wilenius

    June 18, 2017 at 1:10 am

    good for her….learn young to stand up for your freedoms and not let anyone squelch them…..schools don’t have the right to direct our beliefs and how we share them….government says there is a separation of church and state but in states that allow prayer rooms for muslims, where are the prayer rooms for Christians and their rights? country has gone ass backwards…

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  6. John Bradshaw

    June 18, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Wow! That was awesome! Speaking on behalf of a retired teacher AND a believer in Jesus Christ, I am so glad she stood up for her beliefs. If we had more young people in this world like what she is.. this world would be a much better place! Instead, I hear, ow as a substitute teacher, The “F” word used relentlessly, and the name Jesus Christ used as profanity.I feel sorry for those people in the background of the video who could not even applaud the young lady for her accomplishments. I pray that she and her attorney will get things changed at her school and silence those who oppose it!! Great job young lady and best wishes to you and your future!

  7. Dan

    June 19, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Amen young lady! Way to Go!

  8. Donna Monette Davis

    June 19, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Ms.Bridges I just want to say May God Bless You for staying true to Christ and His Grace that may you always stay true to His Teachings and Not to Those(Your High School) whom only seek/intimidate and silence What We as Christians have long been Persecuted For! God Bless You!!

  9. Gary

    June 20, 2017 at 12:25 am

    You will do well Ms. Bridges. Don’t forget to keep the knees pressed tightly together, and never swallow just spit and rinse. bible thumpers kill me, haha !

  10. Paula

    June 20, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Brave gi Dr I admire her!!

  11. John Otten

    June 20, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Is this fake news ? If on the other hand it is true America has lost its compass. Time to get rid of the rot.

    • Michael

      June 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      You mean you have not been following the current trend of the democratic party to stifle all Christian free speech. That has been happening for a long time based on the false premise of separation of church and state which is not in the constitution. What the Constitution does say “Congress shall make NO Law Respecting the establishment of Religion or the free exercise thereof. ” What that Graduate did was Fully within her Constitutional rights. Actually the request of the school administration was an attempt to squash her rights and that was the actual violation.

  12. J.T.

    June 21, 2017 at 12:09 am

    in there! Great kid hun, God Bless you and your future!!!

    • Cornelia Willett

      June 23, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Congratulations to one fine Blessed young lady for staying to her awesome beliefs in our Heavenly Father. You Go Girl. Praise God!!!!!!

  13. Old Soldier 66 - 92

    June 21, 2017 at 4:09 am

    This young lady has a great future ahead of her. Great move.

  14. Mary Ann Nofi

    June 22, 2017 at 2:25 am


  15. Rita

    June 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Awesome Miss Bridges, God bless you!

  16. Cornelia Willett

    June 23, 2017 at 8:53 am

    You go girl show the world what a truly Awesome young woman you. Praise God that that there are young people out who represent her true beliefs in our Father God!!!!!

  17. richard nicoletti

    June 23, 2017 at 9:19 am


  18. Randall

    June 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Say your prayers any way if it offends them that’s why obama soroes are going to ptison

  19. Rick

    June 24, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Public schools and colleges aren’t exactly places where open mindedness, freedom of speech, or opposing views are tolerated. You have to realize there is a reason that the teachers and professors are liberals,if they were rational normal minded individuals they would have been more successful in the private sector. Being in a position where your job has no expectation of your ability to succeed and produce positive results, unlike the private sector does.

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