I live in Tennessee and I wrote my state rep last year when the "teach the controversy" bill first came up. His response is below. This is why we can't have nice things.
Mr. [Rockhead], Thank you for your email. I did not get too many regarding this particular bill. Sir, I chose to vote for this bill because I believe it will allow teachers to teach any and all theories of creation. We put them out there and allow students to think about them. Once upon a time we adults taught that the world was flat. David Alexander