Tomorrow is "Partner Apreciation Day" at Starbucks. This means we can wear a regular tshirt rather than the standard 'uniform' of collar shirt (white/black) and slacks (black/tan). There's a good chance a certain coworker will wear a religiously themed tshirt. I'm arriving early to sit in the cafe, work on some personal stuff and see if he's wearing a religiously themed shirt.
If he's wearing a religiously themed shirt, I'm changing into a tshirt I purchased at the American Atheist Convention in Atlanta. It has that standard grow from ape to human series, but the last one is Jesus and underneath it says "Homo Resurrectus".
If he's not, I will wear the shirt I have on.
The boss says "use discretion" when it comes to our shirts. He specifically said to me, "There's this one tshirt I've seen you wear recently that is inappropriate." Well... that may be so, but if this other highly religious employee (or the boss himself, who goes to the same employee's church) is wearing anything based upon religion, I'm wearing my 'evolution' shirt. If they complain I'll say why I'm doing it and see what happens. If he sends me home, I'll call his boss. If that doesn't help, I don't know... I'm still hashing that out.
I've emailed Ed Buckner (the president of American Atheists) who lives 10 miles from where I work. I haven't heard back, but I'm hoping he'll be in town. If anyone is wearing a religiously themed shirt, I hope to call him and have him come to the store. Then we'll talk and see what happens when I start work.
I'm oddly excited about this. I hope it comes to a head. I want very much to make this point.