Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is taking heat for declaring evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang Theory “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”
At one point in his Sept. 27, 2012 presentation at the Liberty Baptist Sportsman’s Banquet in Hartwell, Georgia, Rep. Broun declared that:
“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.”
Following Broun’s speech, videos of his “pit of Hell” remarks were posted on the Internet, spawning a Facebook page’s call for voters to write-in Charles Darwin, as well as an online petition calling for Broun to be removed from the House Science Committee.
Video of the transcribed remarks above are presented in the video below. To view the full 47 minute video of Rep. Braun’s presentation on the church’s Website, click here.