The director and the assistant director of the band of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri chose a design for a T-shirt to publicize the band's fall program. The design featured a series of eight silhouette figures moving from left to right, ranging from an ape to a man, each of them holding a musical instrument. At the bottom of the image are the words "Brass evolutions 2009." Well, guess what happened next (quotations from the report in the Sedalia Democrat of August 28, 2009): What is really interesting is the rationale that the administrator gave for his action: So let me get this straight: an image that makes reference to the theory of evolution, used on T-shirts that represent the school, is in violation of religious neutrality. Huh? Does the administrator believe that the theory of evolution is a religious view? You could just as well say that the theory of gases or gravitation or quantum mechanics or chemical elements is a religious view: it isn't. More likely, he believes that it is a violation of religious neutrality to represent the school by means of an image that implies something that is in conflict with some people's religious beliefs. In other words, if there is somebody out there, or at least somebody in the school's community, who has religious beliefs that are in conflict with some idea, even if that idea is well-established science, then for the school to allow that idea to be used in representing it is a violation of religious neutrality. For a nice little satire on where this logically leads, read "Facts Are Not Anti-Religious," by Steven Novella at Skepticblog.