GOP Rep Blasts Evolution as Lie ‘Straight From Pit of Hell’

Paul Broun tells church group science meant to keep people from their savior
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2012 8:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rep. Paul Broun, a Georgia Republican and medical doctor whose musings on the president have landed him on the House Wingnut Index, is mincing no words on his views on evolution, reports Talking Points Memo. “God's word is true. 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,” Broun said in a video of a speech last month now making the rounds. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

"There’s a lot of scientific data that I’ve found as a scientist that this really is a young Earth," Broun tells the crowd at the Liberty Baptist Church. "I don’t believe that the Earth is but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was made in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible tells us.” A spokeswoman backed off the statements slightly, reports the Athens Banner-Herald, saying, "Dr. Broun was speaking off the record about his personal beliefs regarding religious issues." Broun serves on the House Homeland Security and science and technology committees. He's running unopposed this year.

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