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Tonight, Piers Morgan welcomed Roy Costner III to sit "In the Chair" as he opened up about his son's decision to bring God into his valedictorian speech:
"My son came to me with his speech that had the Lord's Prayer in it," Costner began. "I said 'look, if you're doing this for political reasons, don't. But if you're doing it because you feel led to do it and you feel this is a part of your speech, then I want you to do it and I'll stand by you.'"
Costner's son, Roy Costner IV, took that as an endorsement, and went ahead with his plan, tearing up his "school approved" speech, and adding religion to the ceremony, despite rules against it. His father says the response has been overwhelming:
"My son has been inundated with phone calls and well wishers, including messages from atheists who say 'you know what, don't agree with you, but good for you for standing up for what you believe in.'"
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Costner goes on to explain how he would have felt if the valedictorian had been Muslim, and chose to read from the Quran.
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