Educator punished for graduation prayer, referencing Jesus

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Dr. Kent Medlin is known around Willard, Missouri, as one of those guys who speaks from his heart.

For the past 14 years, he's been the superintendent of schools. He's a good man, a Christian man.

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Last May, Dr. Medlin delivered an address during commencement exercises at Willard High School. And being a Christian man, it was not all that surprising when he referenced the Bible and the Lord and invited folks to join him in prayer.

The Springfield News-Leader reported on the superintendent's remarks. He used an acronym, GUTS - for grit, understand and teamwork. It was the "s" that got him in trouble.

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