In a Bizarro-world twist of "The Devil made me do it," at the graduation ceremony of a public high school in Bible Belt Pickens County, South Carolina the graduating class valedictorian strode to the podium in front of his classmates to deliver his previously approved valedictory address in which address he had been rightly prohibited by school district authorities from making any mention of God or religious doctrine, made a flagrant show of tearing in half the paper on which the text of his approved address was written while giving a brief explanation of his reason for doing so (he said he hadn't made a good enough job of it), produced another piece of paper from which he then read a new address that included a full recitation of "The Lord's Prayer" at the voicing of which the graduating class audience burst into applause and cheers. When later asked by a CNN news anchor why he did what he did the valedictorian replied, "Because God told me to do so." Some neat justification that, is it not? Problem is, there's no way to punish the valedictorian both for his act and his dishonesty without turning him into a latter-day Christian martyr of sorts in the process. Pretty slick.