Originally Posted by Nerox
This may be the worst article I have ever read. I don't mean the subject, but the writing and style. For me it is horrible. I honestly couldn't decipher what was actually going on.
I went with the most neutral article I could find. The other were more biased for or against, to the point of dubbing Damn Fowler as "evil atheist" (I'm not making that up)
So I guess, that the Fowler was against a Prayer. But they did the prayer anyway. And Fowler was disowned by his parents, why?
Long story short, Damn Fowler noticed that the public school he attended included a public prayer in the graduation event and he rightfully noted the principal that it was against the First Amendment and the separation of church and state.
The school, to prevent the ACLU from burning their asses into a crisp, changed the prayer into a moment of silence. Of course, Damon's colleagues, teachers and townspeople didn't like that one bit, and started to verbally harass him (his teacher even said he wasn't doing anything of value and he was just causing problems because theists of other religions and atheists didn't say a word before) and even threat him with death, and even the graduation organizers wanted to put Damon as the last to receive his diploma (thankfully, the school put him right back to the spot he was in the original alignment.
So the rehearsal of the event starts and, when it reaches the moment of silence, a female student that was assigned to anounce said moment of silence basically says "I can't do it anymore, fellow Christians, let's pray!" and everyone applauded her and prayed with her, as to mock his colleague. And guess what, even if the female student was taken from her assignment, another student did the same at the graduation event.
About his parents disowning him, it was pretty much because they were fervent Christians and he did what he did.