“Gelatogate” is a genuine and troubling instance of discrimination against the nonreligious, and as such should be deplored. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate our capacity for compassion and forgiveness – values central to the Humanist outlook.
If I were a Jewish person graduating from a public high school, I would not want a spot of Hindu worship to anoint my day of triumph. If I were a Christian, I would not want a muezzin to call the graduating class to assembly, before reading from the Koran. And, if I were an atheist, I would protest the sanctification of my graduation with a Christian prayer.
Damon Fowler has taken a stand for minority rights. We should all support him.