Paul Broun is a medical doctor. He’s also a Republican Congressman from Georgia who serves as the chair of a science committee in the House of Representatives.
The chair. Of a science. Committee.
Here’s what he says about the Big Bang theory in cosmology, embryology, the theory of evolution in biology, and the age of the Earth. You know what’s coming. Try not to smile.
According to NBC News, Congressman Broun said the above on “Sept. 27 during the 2012 Sportsman’s Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga.” Here’s the transcript:
“God’s word is true. 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.”
Yes, it’s 2012, not 1712. And yes, this is a science committee leader who was voted into that position of responsibility by Mitt Romney’s party. Braun is one of Mitt Romney’s allies. Absorb that. God save us from this crank and cultish party!