WATCH: Kentucky high school temporarily withheld diploma from student who honored Christ in graduation speech
· May 30, 2024 ·

So apparently you're not allowed to talk too much about Jesus Christ during your high school commencement speech, cuz get a load of this story.


Here's the details on this story out of Campbell County:

A local high school graduate has not received his diploma yet, after he went off-script during a commencement speech ... Superintendent Shelli Wilson says [Micah] Price's principal chose him to give a speech at the graduation. Administrators approve the speeches which are rehearsed by students.

Wilson says Price was approved to thank his 'lord and savior Jesus Christ' at the beginning, and then he was supposed to continue into his speech. Instead, he encouraged his classmates to find God.

Go off script and tell your classmates to find God? Well, we'll just be keeping that diploma then.

Public schools in a nutshell right there!

Let's listen to Price's thoughtcrime, shall we?

He's the light, He's the way, the truth, and the life. Class, everyone in the audience today, I'm here to tell you that if you don't have any of those things in your life, you can't seem to find the answer, my Lord and Savior is your answer. He will give you the truth, the way, and the life.


Price originally submitted these words to school administrators, but was told to cut them from the speech because the school is a public institution and they didn't want Price to divide the audience (I'm sure talking about LGBT stuff would have been fine though).

Price had to wait five days and get scolded by his principal before he could receive his diploma.

Five days after graduation, Price sat down with his principals to explain why he veered from his approved graduation speech to give his classmates a lesson about God.

Then, on Wednesday, he received his diploma.

All this for saying some kind words about Jesus Christ.

Welcome to America, folks!

Here is Price's wisdom as far as his punishment goes.

Anyone that's taking a hateful route to this I please ask just you know, take a chill pill, take a time out because in John 1, it talks about how it is absolutely impossible to say you're a Christian if you don't love your brother or your neighbor.

Here's Price with his assessment of the punishment:

I did go against the rules. I should've been punished, which I do agree with. But also, to the people who support me, I simply cannot go anywhere without mentioning what my Lord and Savior has done for me, and just what He's brought to me in my life. I did deserve to be punished, but through Christ we prevail.

And now, for my favorite part of the story:

He now plans to serve in the Air Force. He leaves for bootcamp in July. He said that this experience has also encouraged him to consider ministry, whether that be in the military or in Campbell County.

It's plain to see that wherever Micah Price goes in life he will have success.

Keep up the great work, young man!

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