"I even went a step further to see if students, school children in the UK, if they do this... and based upon my research, it doesn't happen there," he said.
Mr Skelton-Cline was at the time making his opening commentary on the November 19, 2019, edition of his show, 'Honestly Speaking', where he also lambasted the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) for having pre-written prayers for the queen during the opening of the House.
The local commentator said schools need to be promoting the Territorial Song, "and the celebration of our people and their journey, our journey and our culture that's what we need to continue to highlight."
According to Mr Skelton-Cline, singing the anthem is a form of indoctrination that send deeps messages. "We oftentimes find ourselves doing things that just seem to be ceremonial without outstanding the impact."
He continued, "I am making a big deal out of it because it just seems to me that we need not be singing the National Anthem outside the requisite protocols."
According to the man of the cloth, the Territory needs to be having serious conversations about "who we are as a people."
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