Evolution T-Shirts on Trial in Missouri Town
|The shirt as it appears on the website for the Sedalia Democrat.|
On the T-shirt, monkeys and early humans hold trumpets throughout their various stages of evolution.
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."
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.
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."