A high school in Kentucky has a tradition of beginning the graduation ceremony with a prayer and despite some opposition the tradition continued this year. Despite reminding the audience they didn’t have to pray if they didn’t want to, some are still complaining. Nevertheless, the prayer during the ceremony received a thunderous applause.
Glenn explained that several students, and at least one atheist, asked the principle not to include the student-led prayer in their graduation ceremony.
"I got news for ya," Glenn said. "You're not going to not be offended for your whole life. I got news for ya. People are going to do things that are offensive to you."
"We go to places where they don't say prayers. I wish they would. They don't. I'm not threatened by it. I don't find ‑‑ I go to a Broadway show and they don't respect the flag or prayer. I feel threatened by it? No. I know that's where they stand. Okay. Do I like it? No," he said.
Glenn said that he believes that people who complain about being offended and seek to have things like school prayer shut down are going to end up being weak later in life because they can't deal with challenges and opposition.
"Do you know who's going to survive and thrive? I contend it will be the people of faith or the people who are currently being ostracized because of their point of view. The people who this system has beaten up and told to shut up for a very long time because there's not hatred in our hearts," Glenn said.
"You teach your child that they're never going to be offended and they are going to struggle working the drivethrough and the Frialator. I'm going to teach my kid that it's a struggle, that life is really a struggle. It's worth it, it's good, but it's a struggle. Every step of the way somebody will challenge you. Every step of the way life will challenge you."
Watch video of the prayer below, and pay attention to the applause at the end: