Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) spoke at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet in Georgia last month stating that embryology, evolution, and the Big Bang theory were “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” Broun’s whacked out theory, went viral via YouTube.
In case you missed it, he said, “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.”
That’s not too unusual these days with Fundies, but what is, is his status: Broun serves on the House Science Committee. And, get ready to clutch your pearls: Todd Akin also sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. That should scare the hell out of you. Broun is a physician, with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry.
But, Broun can explain all that.
Now a spokeswoman for Broun, Meredith Griffanti tells CNN Broun will not comment on his remarks. But she added that they weren’t meant for public consumption and that Broun was “speaking off the record to a large church group about his personal beliefs regarding religious issues.” The church group posted a publicly available video of his full speech on YouTube after the event.
So, he was busted, but those are his true beliefs, yet he serves on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, where he clearly does not belong.