Monday, August 31, 2009

And the march of the "progress" continues...

The Smith-Cotton High School Marching Band came up with this t-shirt for the new school year. Seems they forgot to run past the "author-i-ties" that be. It's been pulled. All students have had to return their t-shirts. The anonymous donor that was going to pay for half of the $700 fee to make the shirts, refused to pay upon learning of the design. They're having to start again and get "proper" approval.

I don't know about you, but this pisses me off. Think Progress has an article here that you can use as a jumping off point to find out more information. One commenter at the local newspaper suggested that the band put the shirts up on Ebay since many people from near and far have said they'd buy one. So would I.

Just to be perfectly clear. Evolution is science. Creationism is religion. One should be taught in schools and the other in church.

The phone number for the school is (660) 829-6300. Their address is 312 E Broadway, Sedalia, MO, 65301. Let them know you'd buy a shirt or two.

And remind them that evolution is not religion and although the school district may have a policy that requires them to remain neutral on religion it doesn't apply.

1 comment:

texastrailerparktrash said...

I think the shirts are really clever! You're right--creationism is NOT science, it's forcing the natural world to fit a particular belief system. If those people had a sense of humor, they might have seen this design as a send-up of the theory of evolution instead of a promotion. But they can't see anything with their heads up their asses. I'd buy one!