Georgia, 1974 - HR 355
A bill to give equal time to the divine creation if evolution is being taught.
Georgia House Resolution No. 355 was introduced by Representatives Toles, Wheeler, Bostick, et al. This resolution was read and adopted.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 355
Urging the State Board of Education to establish policy requiring the teaching of divine creation in the public schools of Georgia; and for other purposes.
Whereas, it appears that the theory of evolution has been taught in the public schools of Georgia for many years almost to the total neglect of teaching divine creation; and
Whereas, it is not in keeping with the goal of offering a balanced educational opportunity for the children of Georgia to teach only one side of an issue that has many supporters and scientific justification for the other side of such issue; and
Whereas, the State Board of Education should establish policy to prohibit the teaching of the theory of evolution to the neglect of the teaching of divine creation.
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives: that the members of this body do hereby go on record as urging the State Board of Education to adopt and promulgate a policy whereby the theory of evolution will not be taught in the public schools of Georgia unless divine creation is also taught in such public schools.
Be it further resolved that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is hereby authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this Resolution to Honorable Jack P. Nix, State Superintendent of Schools and to each member of the State Board of Education.