Lawmaker Calls Evolution and Big Bang ‘Lies Straight From the Pit of Hell’

U.S. Rep. Paul C. Broun Jr. of Georgia, a Republican who sits on the House science committee, was speaking last week at the 2012 Sportsman’s Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church, in Hartwell, Ga. His remarks were caught on a 47-minute video that was reported on by Talking Points Memo, a politically left Web site, on Friday. Representative Broun, a medical doctor, is running unopposed for re-election.

“And it’s lies to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there’s a lot of scientific data that I’ve found as a scientist that this really is a young earth. 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.”

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