Video: Graduation Prayer Meltdown

What I particularly love about this meltdown graduation speech is the apology for the sin of “worshipping the intellectual mind.”

I am not sure what school this is? Does anyone have information on the graduating institution that is praying not to be captured by intellectualism?

I particularly love the nonchalant approach of the school official who continues with the program and mentions it would be nice for someone in the back to call an ambulance.

40 thoughts on “Video: Graduation Prayer Meltdown

  1. Dog-gone-it, she passed out before she started speaking in tongues…

    The YouTube site states that this happened in Texas.

  2. From the YouTube comment section, the TX University might be the following (although this is *without* verification):

    “Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX”

    In addition, this appears to be the “Holy Spirit” overtaking this graduate–instead of a seizure, etc.–because the person who posted the video has this purpose describing their channel:


    “This channel is dedicated to documenting the love of Jesus Christ by looking at his devout followers. God bless our Christian brethren!”

    End Quote.

  3. My heart goes out to that young woman.

    Methinks, however, that she needs an exorcist more than a doctor. An exorcist might cleanse her of any intellectual demons that might be trying to take over her spirit and brain.

    Didn’t any school official check that speech before graduation day?

  4. Here’s a video of one of God’s chosen spokespeople–a beauty queen who believes in “opposite marriage.”

    BTW, anyone know what Carrie Prejean is up to these days?

  5. Funny, her reaction was the same as my reaction after hearing that speech. Who needs syrup of ipicac ?

  6. I guess I got lucky – I was educated by Christians who emphasized one’s need to serve OTHERS at a sacrifice to one’s self. A big part of what bothers me about contemporary American evangelical protestant culture is that it’s so egotistical and self-centered. Watch that video again and listen to how much she’s talking about herself, “ME!”, “I!” She’s loving being in the spotlight. Someone above mentioned Ms. Prejan, who seems to fit right in with that approach. I’m sorry to mention a 3rd woman without bringing up any men, but clearly the former Governor of Alaska has a similar self-centered approach. Didn’t any of these Bible-thumpers read the part about the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican? One goes to the temple and tells God how great it is that he is virtuous and follows the religious law. The other lurks in the back, begging for mercy for his sinfulness. The story is meant to chastise the self-promoting braggarts. Maybe those pages are stuck together in the Thumper’s Bibles?

    It must suck to be an administrator at an undistinguished college, and all the more so when this sort of silliness is clearly a regular occurrence.

  7. It seems if she needs to be saved from intellectualism she would not want to go to a hospital or see a doctor. Both those things are based on human understanding and knowledge i.e. intellectualism. Far better that the try pouring some Wesson on her, maybe laying on of hands & allow Gawd to decide her fate.

  8. It’s clear that both the graduation speaker and Ms. Prejean have avoided falling into the trap of idolizing intellectualism.

  9. Suggestion box:

    Canadian couple going shopping in Niagara Falls imprisoned by US border security for improper deference.

  10. The border is a viral youtube, but is it real, and when did it happen? Who are the Canadians? How did they get their recording?

  11. Thanks, Gyges. I guess God’s one hell of a designer. But then, how would these guys explain pomegranates?

  12. If your god commands you to speak gibberish?

    You might have a career at FOXNews.

    Hey! It worked for Glen Beck.

  13. puzzling, I just listened to the YouTube audio. It appears that the “obstruction of justice” commenced with the failure of the Canadian couple to satisfactorily describe the precise store they intended to visit at the outlet mall. Maybe they should have produced something like a grocery list. I would love to depose the immigration agents who conducted the interview. We can expect similar situations to be viewed as sufficient to constitute “reasonable suspicion” under the new Arizona statute. With any luck and a few young men with a badge and an attitude, we should even see an occasional story about people shot for not producing their “papers,” or producing them with too sudden movements.

  14. Vince,

    Fair questions. I haven’t figured out the source yet, although it sounds like it was taken with an iPhone or something. It may or may not be legitimate. One risk of these kinds of recordings getting out is that:

    1. The government will make recording border crossing interviews illegal, and
    2. Border agents will search or seize iPhones and other devices more frequently

    Mike A,

    That’s agreed on the attitude of the border agents, and why I posted. The absurdity of the questions, quick tempers, intimidation, and ridiculous assertions of assault are very much in keeping with the police state we continue to build.

  15. Did everyone simply leave the stage with her still there? Not that she was actually seizing (rather she was seizing the opportunity), but still, they just walked away?

  16. I think this couple may be in need of some prayer:

    Randy Quaid and wife arrested in Santa Barbara
    April 26, 2010, 4:05 PM EST
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Randy and Evi Quaid showed up in a criminal courtroom two weeks late Monday and were arrested on outstanding warrants, authorities said.

    The actor and his wife were ordered held on $100,000 bail and told to return for a court hearing Wednesday, Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said in an e-mail.

    The couple have repeatedly failed to show up in a Santa Barbara court for hearings in a felony case alleging that they defrauded an inn out of more than $10,000. They have pleaded not guilty, and their attorney has said the money has been repaid and the Quaids hope to resolve the case.

  17. It’s truly hard to believe we are actually living in 2010 and that some, knowingly have chosen to try their hardest to actually go BACKWARDS in their thinking, living, believing and acting…

    We seem to be truly stamped in time as the most ignorant peoples EVER to inhabit this tiny little blue spec we call home…

  18. Well didn’t the NYTimes write something along the lines of: “Tea Backers Wealthier and More Educated”

    This is merely be an example of what those wealthier and mored educated Tea Party college graduations must look like. Perhaps they should wear cowboy hats with tassels as it appears to be head toward the Timothy McVeigh school of thought anyway.

  19. vlf2112–

    “No ambulance needed – she was just having an orgasm. All that love for Jebesus and all …”

    An orgasm–or maybe she’s experiencing a bad case of the vapors. Get that lady a fainting couch–STAT!

  20. Well I, for one, shall continue to worship intellectual minds wherever and whenever I find them. Because it’s an increasingly rare phenomenon, coming across an intellectual mind.

    I’d normally say something along the lines of “Jesus wept”, but I’m guessing He’s all cried out at this point, and here we are not even halfway through the year.

    As for the unfortunate and pious young lady in the video, I’d say she has a promising future in the Party of No. They can always use a good book-banner in their midst.

  21. What… on earth… was that.

    Is she on a daily mix of anti-depressants and alcohol by any chance? She’s clearly possessed by something.

    “mercy rather than judgement” she says… But there are people who don’t know her God, who are making wrong decisions, that are not living their lives as he calls them to live.

    Jon Stewart would file this under “You’re not helping”

  22. What is particularly pathetic is that this speech was given at a Public University in Texas.

    Part of the University’s mission statement is:

    “The university strives to prepare its graduates to set high goals, be productive members of the global society, understand and relate to people and ideas different from their own, and continue to learn throughout their lives.”

    I’m guessing she forgot to (a) read the mission statement (2) understand what that mission statement means and (3) realize that the mission statement doesn’t just apply to Christian fundamentalists.

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