Bryan College settles lawsuit with 2 former professors over statement of belief


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DAYTON, Tennessee — Two former professors at Bryan College have settled a lawsuit over losing their jobs after rejecting the school's amended statement of belief.

The college in Dayton is named for one of creationism's most famous defenders, William Jennings Bryan, who debated the origins of man's creation during the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925.

The dispute began after trustees clarified the school's statement of belief in February to exclude the possibility that God may have used evolution as part of creation. Two professors rejected the change and sued the school after losing their jobs.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( reports Bryan College President Stephen Livesay said in a statement that terms of the settlement are confidential and the professors had no comment.

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