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
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(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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sfreeman
Oct 8, 2012 10:44 PM CDT
With Republicans evolution is working in reverse. The next generation of Brouns will likely be swinging from trees.
2poor
Oct 8, 2012 8:37 PM CDT
He is right. The Holy Bible is GOD'S word. GOD said it, GOD did it, and I believe it.
JoeNobody
Oct 8, 2012 11:52 AM CDT
If you want proof of evolution, just take a look at so-called "Republicans." At the dawn of the 20th Century, Republican Teddy Roosevelt took on big business before it could turn into a "living thing" and strangle us all; but during the Bush II administration it's just the opposite and suddenly "corporations are people." And back in 1959 a rather sensible and sane Republican named Eisenhower praised Social Security and warned us about the Military-Industrial complex. Fast forward fifty-some years and their stalwarts have "evolved" into turnips such as this whackadoodle; and if Republicans crossbreed with bible-thumping fundamentalists, the DNA is watered down even more. Perhaps like some of the royal familes of old, they will someday become hemophilacs and disappear.