I wanted to let all the writers in the Optimist know I was greatly offended and hurt by some of the comments made in the article "Ending the Worship Monotony in Chapel."
As one of those "boring" leaders called upon to lead Friday praise days, I put a great deal of effort and thought into each and every Chapel time. Though it may look like a "concert" sometimes, you do not know how discouraging it can be to lead Chapel because of the excessive talking and other distracting antics going on.
It is not the leaders’ fault they are called on frequently to lead Friday praise day. I understand there is a problem with racial diversity in the leadership of Friday praise days, but I hardly believe this fact alone justifies the bashing and embarassing of hard working worship leaders.
If there is a concern about the organization of praise day leaders, this problem should be taken before the Chapel committee and not publically addressed. Please remember there are people who work very hard behind the scenes in Chapel to make it a good experience.
sophomore biblical studies major from Tucson, Ariz.