Bryan College in Dayton is named after a rather infamous alumni. William Jennings Bryan who was Creationism’s defender at the Scopes trial.
But student dissent is changing that. See the school’s’ statement of belief is that Adam and Eve were the divinely created progenitors of mankind and not created from other life forms.
The Alumni voted to uphold this.
The professors voted no-confidence as did the students. The majority that is. I am sure a handful of people seriously think Adam and Eve were not allegories but real flesh and blood humans cast out from Eden.
Dayton was the site of the Scopes “monkey” trial where John Scopes was accused of breaking the law by teaching the radical idea of evolution rather than creationism. While much has changed since then, there are still die hards holding on to superstition rather than scientific know how.
Students and Professors signed petitions and walk around with black armbands in support of the firing of nine full time professors for their unwillingness to affirm creationism.
After a school fundraiser last month, the President of the College, Dr. Stephen Livesay told the Chattanooga newspaper that students are happy and “the reality is we are solid.”
Which is rather puzzling since the majority of the students are against the stance he took. There is a distinct lack of understanding about the modern world and youth and in addition a complete unwillingness to understand student distaste for creationism even in a Christian institute.