"It is important for our students to learn how to think instead of what to think, and otherwise, what they’re teaching in school becomes nothing but a bunch of dogma," Hays said about his proposal "WallBuilders Lives" on Wednesday, according to a Right Wing Watch recording.
Hays believes that the film would help counter negative narratives in American history taught in schools.
"It's our obligation to keep that freedom going, and this movie can play a very important role in that," he said. "Otherwise, we will continue to see the fabric of our nation just eroded and eroded further and further away. And that needs to be stopped.”