The Scopes Monkey Trial was decided 84 years ago this past July, but in Sedalia, Missouri, you’d think it’s the summer of 1925 again…
Well, not really. This is still disturbing though, along the same lines of renaming ‘blackboards’ to chalk boards, so no one would be offended. Keep reading.
…That’s because the band director at the town’s Smith-Cotton High School recently got in hot water for making T-shirts that depict primates evolving into man. The shirts — based on the popular illustration above — were designed to promote the band’s fall program, “Brass Evolutions,” that explores how brass instruments have changed from the 1960s to today.
On the T-shirt, monkeys and early humans hold trumpets throughout their various stages of evolution.
Tacky? Yes. Offensive? Really? We have to ask that question? Keep reading.
That didn’t sit well with Sherry Melby, a teacher in the school district and mother of a band member. Yesterday Melby told the Sedalia Democrat: “I was disappointed with the image on the shirt.” Melby said. “I don’t think evolution should be associated with our school.”
Oh for Christ’s sake…oops. Sorry, no name vaining here. Disregard that. For FUCK’s sake Sherry Melby! Are you retarded? Did your parents drop you on your head when you were a baby? Keep reading.
Thanks to complaints from Melby and other parents, the school’s assistant superintendent, Brad Pollitt, has asked students to turn in the t-shirts because the district is required by law to remain neutral in religious matters.
Well…isn’t that special. It’s good to know if it had been the other way around, it would still have been banned. Keep reading…or not.
Said Pollitt: If the shirts had said ‘Brass Resurrections’ and had a picture of Jesus on the cross, we would have done the same thing.”