Lia Mills was 12 years old. When it was announced they were having a speech competition at her school. Lia decided to enter, and wrote a speech for the occasion.
Her teacher said she could give the speech to her class, but she couldn't use it for the competition, as the subject was too controversial. But after hearing the speech in class, the teacher changed her mind and said she could go ahead.
There was one thing, though. One phrase in the speech made reference to God. The teacher wanted that phrase removed.
After an anxious night, Lia said she couldn't remove the phrase, so she would withdraw from the competition. Again the teacher relented.
Too controversial? What do you think?
You can hear the speech here.
By the way, Lia won the competition.