This kid, who protested a school prayer at the graduation ceremony, finds himself ostracized, demeaned, and shunned by his own family.

Very sad story about a very brave young man.

Addendum:  This blogger outlines why he or she thinks the young man is being a jerk.  Maybe it’s hard to understand what it’s like to have to sit through an official prayer for a religion you don’t share.  It’s oppressive actually, especially as a kid.  You’re not even sure what you’re supposed to do, and you want to avoid doing anything to attract attention to yourself, so you do what those around you are doing.  You put your head down and pretend like you’re praying, because you really don’t want to seem any more different than you already are.  The blogger obviously hasn’t been through it.  Not as a kid.

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