Feeling Sad and Angry
Growing up and attending the public schools in the United States Virgin Islands, I found the atmosphere stifling when forced to pray in public school to a religion not my own. Even worse was when I was graduating from the local high school, and found that in order to be apart of the proceedings (the actual ceremony) we HAD to attend a Christian Church, read from the bible, and sing gospel songs. I have absolutely no problems with the Christian religion, considering its quite similar to my own, but I find it spiteful for a US PUBLIC SCHOOL to force myself, and others to pray every school orientation, and assembly at every public school that I attended in the VI. From elementary to high school and I wonder why no does anything to stop it. I'm upset that I stayed this long.