The addition of creationism, which would be part of a larger “controversial issues” initiative, was first introduced by the Springboro school board in May. While the proposal received support from local tea partiers, it was greeted with hostility from community members and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Nevertheless, Springboro school board President Kelly Kohls, head of the Warren County tea party, said Tuesday that the issue would require more consideration, according to the Associated Press.

"I want to allow that discussion to happen," said Kohls. "We're going to leave it on first reading for quite a while."

According to local outlet WDTN-TV, the board meeting was filled with community members who voiced their objections to the proposal.