On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

Astonishing last-minute victory for Angela!

Three federal judges have reversed a ban that would have blocked Angela Hildenbrand from thanking Jesus as her Lord and Savior during her graduation ceremonies in Texas. 

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The school’s valedictorian had asked the appeals court to block a judge’s ruling that she could not utter such words as “God,” “prayer” or “Amen” during her address to fellow graduates, their friends and families.

CLICK HERE to read original article about Angela’s willingness to go to jail


Upon hearing of the appeal panel’s decision, the teen said she “took the time to thank God. We’re just so, so thrilled with the court’s ruling. We could just not be more pleased with how it turned out.”

CLICK HERE to read about how Angela prayed as promised during her graduation speech

U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s original ruling prohibited students from praying at the graduation. Biery instead suggested that students modify their remarks to be “statements of their own beliefs,” allow them to make the sign of the cross, wear a yarmulke or hijab, or kneel to face Mecca.

However, the three-judge 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency appeal filed by the Medina Valley Independent School District. Texas Governor Rick Perry and the state’s attorney general had backed the school as well.

  • http://OurRightsToo Nancy

    I am so happy for Angela, She has sone what so many schools across the country has been wanting to do,. And that is to pray to our father and give him thanks for everything the students has done and for what they have become.
    It burns me up, these people come into our schools and colleges plus many other places complaining about our god and our worship. I often have to wonder, what has become of our freedom and our rights. They have been taking away from of us just to make a few people happy. I bet if their was a place to vote on the internet, one would be surprised of how many people trust, believe and want our god in our lives, our schools, and in all the places of ones life.
    I figured we have been talking god, praying to god since our country has been born, and should be left to do so. I think the non believers have the right not to do so, but should not take away the rights we have been born with. They should maybe go find a rock and crawl under it and start their own beliefs. Sad Sad sad that their are so many unbelievers in our country. They should stop and wonder how things have come to be. God Please Continue To Bless Our Schools, Our Homes, Our People, And God Bless The United States Of America. We love you God, thank you for everything. And thank you Angela for standing up for what you believe in. God loves you honey, good luck with your new life.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Barbara

    Thank YOU Lord and Bless you..This young lady has opened up the doors to heaven and we are blessed by her..Thank You God for using her for Your betterment..because of that we will all be better for it,,Praise God for He is good,,Amen

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Pat

    God bless you Angela today and always. Your parents raised you well.
    It is to bad that there are some adults that are afraid of God, hopefully they will learn by your example.
    You will go far in life.
    Thank you!

  • http://ThankYouJesus! Ben

    What a clarion call. The kingdom is made for such as these, this is what the bible says, and I thank my Lord and Savior that Children shuch as Angela are stepping forward to take up the charge. The world works to remove God from our lives and she is a shining example to us of what Jesus called us to do for Him. Thank you Angela. More people should be willing to be Persecuted for their Lord. God Bless and I will be praying for you.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Paula

    Praise God for touching the hearts of those judges!
    And Thank Him for endowing this brave young woman
    with the strength to hold on to her beliefs in a world today
    where Christianity is seemingly under attack. Our children
    are bombarded with all manner of evil at every step from
    the moment they start school. Demons offering Drugs, child
    molesters, music & film promoting sexual deviancy & idolatry, etc. are
    constant daily Battles.

    All the more wonderful to see young women like This step
    up & say, Thank God for blessing me & guiding me through

    Let all of Gods footsoldiers pray for her continued safety!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Nancy J Leimer

    Angela, Thank you and thank God above that protects us all. He, also, protects those that do not believe in Him nd their families. I am so, so proud of you for standing up for yor rights as all christians should do. We all need to take a lesson from this brave you girl and her stand for our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God for the men who made the ‘right’ decision to allow you to pray. The people who don’t want to hear about God are, also, welcome to stay home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! Nancy J Leimer, Fort Wayne IN

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rich Vaughan

    How this Judge could think that just using the word “amen” was “establishing a Religion” And even any use of the word “God” was “violating the Constitutional prohibition on establishing a Religion” is bizarre! Judge Jerk! Well done that he got put down. Other Judges & Lawyers will be laughing at him (behind his back) for many years.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Flo

    Thank God for the courage of this young lady to stand up for her faith! We need more Angela’s to stand up and give God the honor and praise He alone deserver. God bless you Angela and may our Lord use you in a might way. Stay strong remember HE is still in control.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Domenick Pennestri

    Hi Angela, Amen to you and your parents who have brought you up so well. Jesus is watching and praying for you. Good luck in your new life. Thank you so much.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jenny

    May God always bless you and your family. Praise the Lord for your standing up for the only one true person in this whole world, Jesus. Praise the Lord for the judges who came together and let this young lady tell of her love of Jesus. Now it is has spread everywhere just because one young lady stood her ground and stood up for what she believed in. I pray we have billions more who will take this stand for Christ.

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