Harry Scott, the superintendent of Parkview Christian Schools in Nebraska, says he was fired due to his involvement in a community theatre production of The Producers, according to JournalStar.com.
Scott, who has worked as an educator for 22 years, had been superintendent at the school, which was started by Calvary Community Church, since 2011. He said he was fired Aug. 10.
Scott told JournalStar.com that he was informed the reason for his termination was that Calvary's pastor, Dr. Carl Godwin, felt his participation in the musical would reflect negatively on Calvary Community Church and Parkview Christian School.
"I never imagined that my passion for acting and participating in community theatre would lead to me losing my job," he wrote to the JournalStar. "I truly believe that I did nothing wrong and my involvement in theatre should in no way interfere with the career I love."
Scott played the role of Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks' musical comedy about two men who scheme to get rich quick by producing a flop Broadway show. The musical includes jokes about show business, Nazis and homosexuality.
According to JournalStar.com, neither Godwin nor the chairman of the school's board could be reached for comment.