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kp44gb-082909scbandshirt.jpgYep. This is my high school…and my marching band (any fellow former band nerds out there?)

I have to say, I loved going to high school in little ol’ Sedalia, Missouri. Sure it’s a small town, but small towns are the best — and dare I say, small, Midwestern towns are even better.

However, I couldn’t believe it when I read that these innocuous band t-shirts had been re-called due to their reference to evolution. You know, basically re-opening that whole 1926 Scopes trial thing.

In my mind (and I’m going to bet in many others’) there is a wealth of difference between a scientific theory/debate and a religious belief. Besides, I can tell you from personal experience that this scientific debate is already discussed in the school’s science courses. So why should these t-shirts cause such a fuss?

Here’s one quote from the article that especially caught my eye:

Pollitt said the district was required by law to remain neutral on religion.

Well, that’s true. But since when is evolution religion?

What do you think? Was this separation of church and state at its best or worst?

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