The centerpiece of [King’s] speech was his personal story. His mother became pregnant with him when she was 14, and after he was born she gave him up for adoption. The anti-bullying message he delivered before a cheering throng of 12- to 14-year-olds was very clear: if a boy “bullies” a girl—meaning gets her pregnant—the right thing for the girl to do is to carry the baby to term, and “not allow that bully to ruin her life.
In Cleveland, TN, an annual school prayer called “See You at the Pole” is pushing legal boundaries. The speech referred to above, given by Clayton King, a North Carolina-based youth pastor, was given to 1,200 students at the follow-up “Tailgate Rally” at the First Baptist Church.