Family says Bryan would oppose Livesay move

photo Bryan College students Sara Beth Crockett, left, and Amy Bailey leave chapel at the college in Dayton, Tenn.

THE STORY SO FARBryan College recently moved to clarify a component of its decades-old statement of belief, a set of convictions that faculty, staff and some student leaders must affirm annually. The college is named in honor of William Jennings Bryan, who helped prosecute the 1925 Scopes Trial.For more than 80 years, the college has ascribed to the following view on origins: "that the origin of man was by fiat of God in the act of creation as related in the Book of Genesis; that he was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death."