High School Holds ‘Fictional Character Day’; Atheist Student Dresses Up as Jesus

A couple of months ago, Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tennessee held a “Fictional Character Day” in which students could come to school dressed as their favorite fictional character. Like the Mad Hatter. Or Darth Vader. Or SpongeBob SquarePants.

Jeff Shott came dressed as Jesus.

Before class even started that day, Shott was asked by the principal and other staffers to remove his costume. It was inappropriate, they said.

Shott did what he was told, but he explained how everything went down — as well as the other problems with religion in his school — in the essay below, reprinted in the April, 2012 issue of Freethought Today.

For what it’s worth, the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued him a $1,000 scholarship as the first recipient of the Paul J. Gaylor Memorial Student Activist Award.

Here’s his story:

Views: 53

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Forum

Hellish Venus

Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by Davis Goodman 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

A fun philosophy thought experiment

Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by Jake LaFort 2 hours ago. 15 Replies

God's miracle

Started by proudAthiest in Small Talk. Last reply by TJ 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Started by Unseen in Philosophy. Last reply by Sagacious Hawk 8 hours ago. 38 Replies

Events

Blog Posts

Catholic Vegetarians??

Posted by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on December 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 7 Comments

An Election & Corruption

Posted by Noon Alif on December 5, 2016 at 7:37pm 3 Comments

Services we love!

© 2016   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service