Damon Fowler is a recent graduate of Bastrop High School. He publicly opposed unconstitutional prayer at his high school graduation and is currently attending college. He intends to keep fighting for a more secular future and hopes more non-believers will have the courage to speak out and be heard.
I stood in front of a large man in a suit; someone I’d known my whole life (as far as I could remember). With my mom standing next to me, he asked the question, “Would you like to accept Jesus as your lord and savior?” Not wanting to disappoint either, I said “yes”. I was about 4 years old. I didn’t understand what I was agreeing to and it certainly wasn’t an option to say “no”. This is one of my earliest memories as a child growing up in the small town of Bastrop, Louisiana, and the initiation of my indoctrination into the Christian faith.