Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) tore into scientists as tools of the devil in a speech at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet last month.
“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. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”
According to Broun, the scientific plot was primarily concerned with hiding the true age of the Earth. Broun serves on the House Science Committee, which came under scrutiny recently after another one of its Republican members, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), suggested that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses against pregnancy.
“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,” he said. “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.”
"That's what the Bible says." Once again let me repeat that THIS man sits on the House Science Committee.
And he serves along with Todd Akin, who believes that women can shut their bodies down and refuse to get pregnant if they are being "legitimately" raped.
And we wonder WHY our the education system in this country is lagging behind education systems in almost every other industrialized nation.
WHY we would let a Republican from a southern state ANYWHERE NEAR a committee dedicated to the advancement of science? That is like having a blind man teaching a photography class.
You can watch the video these remarks here.