Created on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — Board members of an Ohio school district said they won't shut the door on a proposal to add creationism to the curriculum.
Despite outcry from some parents and a civil rights group, the Springboro Board of Education decided Tuesday night to keep the issue alive for future discussion at board meetings.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/10YfIKb ) reports that the board heard more criticism from parents, teachers and others Tuesday.
Creationism is the belief that the Earth and its creatures were created by a deity. The theory of evolution says that all living organisms descended from a common ancestral gene pool.
According to the website for the school district south of Dayton, other "controversial issues" could also be added to the curriculum, including "pro-life/abortion," legalization of drugs, and gun rights.