(Associated Press) The Dayton college named after one of creationism's most famous defenders is embroiled in a controversy over Adam and Eve.
William Jennings Bryan helped prosecute the Scopes Monkey Trial. Now Bryan College could lose up to a quarter of its full-time faculty over a dispute that began in February when the trustees clarified the school's statement of belief.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the statement already expressed a view that man was created by God. The clarification states that Adam and Eve were historical people who were not created from previously existing life forms.
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Since that move, the school's 44 professors have voted 30-2 no confidence in the school's president, with six abstaining; students and alumni have penned petitions over the controversy; and one trustee has resigned.