Friday, June 8, 2012

Catholic Teen Chooses The Eucharist Over Academic Honors

UPDATE: There is more to this story than meets the eye.  I have a friend in American Legion leadership who tells me that the girl and her parents signed a document saying that they understood there would be only be a non-denominational service offered and nothing off-site would be allowed. While the policy and it's enforcement are problematic, it doesn't tell the whole story.

This is the kind of leader our culture needs. Someone with conviction and guts.
While the nation discusses and debates the attacks on religious freedom, a high school junior in Florida has put her academic reputation on the line to stand up for her faith. Margeaux Graham was selected this year to participate in The American Legion Auxiliary's prestigious 9-day leadership event, the "Girls State" program. When Margeaux learned she would not be allowed to attend Sunday mass during the event, she decided to decline the honor.

1 comment:

Mary Graham said...

No, we did not sign a document that stated their would be non denominational service. The initial packet did not say anything about Sunday service. We found out about the service when we asked at orientation. We were told we would need to choose between Girl State mass. Margeaux chose the mass. This is the end result of her taking a stand for Christ. http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/061212GirlsStateChange