What is the truth when it comes to comes the origins of the human race?

Whatever it is, Church of England primary school headmistress Christina Wilkinson fell foul of a Twitter hate campaign after she dared to question Charles Darwin's theory of Evolution and claim the Bible may be true.

Mrs Wilkinson, 43, posted a message on the social media saying Evolution was ''not a fact'' as scientists claimed and declared there was more evidence that man was created by God.

But her tweet sparked fury amongst the self proclaimed ''keyboard warriors'' who branded Mrs Wilkinson ''stupid and ignorant'', called for her to quit her job to become a vicar or stand up comedian and even suggested her views were tantamount to ''child abuse.''

She was also criticised by a local Labour council boss who said she should not be promoting religious texts as being ''more factually accurate than hundreds of years of scientific study.'' Mrs Wilkinson's Twitter account was later deleted after local education officials and even the local MP weighed into the debate saying all state schools should teach a curriculum which which includes evolution.

The furore began when London headteacher Tom Sherrington, a trustee of the National Baccalaureate Trust, who writes a blog on education issues posted a tweet under his @headguruteacher Twitter account about evolution.

He wrote: ''For me, it is critical that teachers do not water down the science to accommodate religious perspectives if that means sacrificing the acceptance of evidence. This applies to science and RE teachers. New Earth creationism and more subtle variants of Intelligent Design are a denial of science and I think all teachers need to be conscious of that."

But Mrs Wilkinson - head of the 216 pupil St Andrews Church of England School in Oswaldwistle, Accrington, Lancs posted the message under her @WilkinsonHead account, reading: "Evolution is not a fact. That's why it's called a theory! There's more evidence that the Bible is true."

Shortly afterwards Twitter users mocked the headteacher with one user called ''Theism Sucks'' saying: ''Whoever appointed Tina Wilkinson as a headmistress needs to be held accountable for their actions.''

Cllr Ken Moss, Hyndburn Council's cabinet member for education, said: "I don't think we should be promoting any religious text as more scientifically accurate than hundreds of years of detailed study. In the 21st century, I would prefer that children are allowed to make up their own minds as to which presents more compelling evidence.''

In statement Mrs Wilkinson whose school has the motto: ''Respect, Achievement, Fun'' said: "I'd like to make it clear that we teach the full national curriculum in school and that our pupils receive a fully rounded education.

"The comment in question was made using my personal twitter account and represents my own views."

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