Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Protecting schools from arts and sciences.

In one Missouri school a bit of a kerfuffle occurred over some band shirts produced. This happens. What was it that started the turmoil? Nudity? Profanity? Something that fall sin some shady area where there might be so offense? ...Yeah...kind of...

A play on that old, and inaccurate, line of evolutionary steps. With a some word play about the evolution of brass. It's cute. It's a joke. And what is so offensive? Of right...EVOLUTION. That darned word. That darned "theory". Ewwwwwww.

So some parents started the bitching and moaning over nothing (I mean really, have you seen some of the shirts high school kids come up with...this is fucking tasteful and rue.). So the parents have to pay now.

But what was really great was one parent cried out, as a parent and teacher, that their school should in no way be associated with evolution...wow...just wow.

A choice quote that Freethinker notes:

I made the decision to have the band members turn the shirts in after several concerned parents brought the shirts to my attention. If the shirts had said ‘Brass Resurrections’ and had a picture of Jesus on the cross, we would have done the same thing.
Yeah evolution...Jesus, their on par, right? This is from a school official...really!

Of course PZ Myers jumped on and made a good point about worrying about offending some slight religious sensitivity. Like the Krishna folk and there disbelief we have or can go to the moon. How mean to ever use an image of the moon in a way other than their religious text. All contrary images must be banded immediately.

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