June 19, 2014 | Posted in Religious Freedom | By

After the first three drafts of his salutatorian address were rejected by his high school for their overtly religious references, Brooks Hamby settled on a 99-second speech in which he called graduates to be “the salt of the earth” and asked that “the God of the Bible” bless each of them.

Watch his speech below.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.