Rep. Paul Broun, a four-term Tea Party Republican U.S. Congressman from the state of Georgia, says that “as a scientist,” he believes evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang Theory are all “lies straight from the pit of hell.”
Broun delivered these remarks at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet in Hartwell, Georgia on September 27, 2012.
“God’s word is true,” Broun says, while standing in front of a wall filled with the dead heads of deer. “I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.
“And what I’ve come to learn is that it’s the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason as your congressman I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.”
Broun began his run for Congress in 1990 but couldn’t get elected until 2007, after Congressman Charlie Norwood died of cancer.
Broun had refused to actually attend the State of the Union.
And what did the Republicans do with Broun?
Here are Congressman Paul Broun’s committee assignments:
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Committee on Science and Technology
Yes, the man who promises to use the Bible to make all his decisions is the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and is on the Committee on Science and Technology.
Because in “GOP world” science does not exist.
This is the definition of lunacy.
Charles Johnson, founder of Little Green Footballs, notes:
Paul Broun, Todd Akin — these are the people that the Republican Party puts in charge of science at the highest level of the government. Extreme right wing fundamentalists and young earth creationists who believe science is a tool of Satan.
Hat tip: Talking Points Memo
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