However, the Stanford-bound Hanby ran afoul of some small-brained administrators in his California district, which claims they have the right to censor any references to God, prior to his high school graduation last month. Hanby, the salutorian of his class, had to edit his speech 4 times before he finally stepped up to the mic to address his fellow graduates.
Let us just emphasize the point being made. In California, where Scientology runs rampant, you can't invoke the Almighty in a commencement speech.
As William Shakespeare wrote, "what fools these mortals be"!
The Apostle Paul, in Philippians 4:13, wrote, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me". (King James Version)
Let's assume Hanby had the latter scripture in mind when he was composing his speech. Couple it with the first amendment right of freedom of speech, and the school district is fighting an uphill battle to prove their lame point. Don't any of these people say grace at the dinner table, as Hanby's family does?
While you contemplate that, let's see how Fox News spins it, courtesy of YouTube:
Thus, the administrators at Brawley Union High deserve a truckful of Weasel ears, plus a few Bible tracts, for their short-sighted attempt at censorship. I'll bet you anything at all they wouldn't say anything if someone acknowledged they were practicing scientology now, would they?