"As a student, you do not surrender your First Amendment rights when attending a school-sponsored event. Your right to free exercise, including prayer, remains true at graduation. At the same time, no student should ever feel coerced into prayer — or any religious activity — by their school."
Many discussions about cancel culture devolve into arguments over whether or not a particular person was really canceled — which sidesteps questions of whether, and under what circumstances, cancellation is right or wrong. Cancel culture can be hostile to free speech — but it also is free speech.
"We wouldn’t publish a letter saying climate change isn’t real, for example, as such a statement is inaccurate. We will, however, publish — and we do routinely — letters with which we disagree, even strongly disagree."