VILLA RICA, Ga. - A Carroll County church wants Georgia schools to stop teaching evolution as fact.
A member of the Villa Rica Church of Christ told Channel 2's Diana Davis evolution should not be a part of those standards.
Staples and his church are fighting for schools to include another view.
"What message are we sending to our children when they come away saying, 'I'm an ape with less
Staples, who is a college math teacher, serves on a state committee that is working to develop
More than 20 other states are part of the same group.
In a letter to the state board science committee Staples said, "Presenting evolution as fact should be a concern to all Georgians. That evolution is not a fact of science and shouldn't be taught."
"To teach it as a fact is lying to people," Staples told Davis.
Staples told Davis he believes in the literal meaning of the Bible: That god created heaven and Earth.
Although, he says, he does not expect public schools to teach the bible's view of creationism.
He said people of faith can't have it both ways.
"You cannot read Genesis
In his letter to the state science
The public has until Friday to comment on the new science standards. They're due to be finalized by the beginning of next year.