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Congressman: Evolution Lie From 'Pit of Hell'

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Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell."

The Republican lawmaker made those comments during a speech Sept. 27 at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. Broun, a medical doctor, is running for re-election in November unopposed by Democrats.

During the remarks, Broun said that he believes the Earth is about 9,000 years old and that it was made in six days. Those beliefs are held by fundamentalist Christians who believe the creation accounts in the Bible are literally true.

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Coming from a Republican?! Get out!

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I think the fanatics ran away to America to avoid the "Enlightenment".

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Well, they are pandering to one of the largest demographics in the US.

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Actually, this is pretty good proof against the Darwinian theory of evolution, since this is irrefutable proof that dinosaurs still walk the earth .... :innocent:

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Well, they are pandering to one of the largest demographics in the US.

That is true, there are a lot of idiots out there...

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How does one come to be on the House and Science Committee?

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How does one come to be on the House and Science Committee?

Not sure...but I bet it doesn't involve having any knowledge of science...

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Not sure...but I bet it doesn't involve having any knowledge of science...

Seriously, I've been looking into how he got on that committe and when, and I can't seem to find it. I was hoping someone else could lead me in the right direction or give me a link.

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Seriously, I've been looking into how he got on that committe and when, and I can't seem to find it. I was hoping someone else could lead me in the right direction or give me a link.

Sorry, I am not sure...

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There should be a rule that you must swear to God that you do you believe in creationism before you get into any kind of government committee that has anything to do with science or involves understanding it.

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Well, they are pandering to one of the largest demographics in the US.

Sadly, I don't think it's simply pandering.

I think he believes it.

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http://science.house...bout/membership

Committee Members, 112th Congress

Republican Members (23)

Ralph M. Hall, Texas

F. James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin

Lamar S. Smith, Texas

Dana Rohrabacher, California

Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland

Frank D. Lucas, Oklahoma

Judy Biggert, Illinois

W. Todd Akin, Missouri

Randy Neugebauer, Texas

Michael T. McCaul, Texas

Paul Broun, Georgia post-86645-0-22457600-1349567242_thumb.j (don't tell God i've married 4 times ok?)

*(you can trust me.. i'm a doctor)

Sandy Adams, Florida

Benjamin Quayle, Arizona

Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann, Tennessee

Scott Rigell, Virginia

Steven Palazzo, Mississippi

Mo Brooks, Alabama

Andy Harris, M.D., Maryland

Randy Hultgren, Illinois

Chip Cravaack, Minnesota

Larry Bucshon, Indiana

Dan Benishek, Michigan

VACANCY

Democrat Members (17)

Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas

Jerry F. Costello, Illinois

Lynn Woolsey, California

Zoe Lofgren, California

Brad Miller, North Carolina

Daniel Lipinski, Illinois

Donna Edwards, Maryland

Ben Ray Lujan, New Mexico

Paul Tonko, New York

Jerry McNerney, California

Terri Sewell, Alabama

Frederica Wilson, Florida

Hansen Clarke, Michigan

Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon

VACANCY

VACANCY

VACANCY

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Is anyone really surprised? Nothing new...

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And we wonder what's wrong with this country.

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'And those flying machines? They flew here with all those scientists... from the pits of Hell!'

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http://science.house...bout/membership

Committee Members, 112th Congress

Republican Members (23)

Ralph M. Hall, Texas

F. James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin

Lamar S. Smith, Texas

Dana Rohrabacher, California

Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland

Frank D. Lucas, Oklahoma

Judy Biggert, Illinois

W. Todd Akin, Missouri

Randy Neugebauer, Texas

Michael T. McCaul, Texas

Paul Broun, Georgia post-86645-0-22457600-1349567242_thumb.j (don't tell God i've married 4 times ok?)

*(you can trust me.. i'm a doctor)

Sandy Adams, Florida

Benjamin Quayle, Arizona

Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann, Tennessee

Scott Rigell, Virginia

Steven Palazzo, Mississippi

Mo Brooks, Alabama

Andy Harris, M.D., Maryland

Randy Hultgren, Illinois

Chip Cravaack, Minnesota

Larry Bucshon, Indiana

Dan Benishek, Michigan

VACANCY

Democrat Members (17)

Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas

Jerry F. Costello, Illinois

Lynn Woolsey, California

Zoe Lofgren, California

Brad Miller, North Carolina

Daniel Lipinski, Illinois

Donna Edwards, Maryland

Ben Ray Lujan, New Mexico

Paul Tonko, New York

Jerry McNerney, California

Terri Sewell, Alabama

Frederica Wilson, Florida

Hansen Clarke, Michigan

Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon

VACANCY

VACANCY

VACANCY

Did you find either of the questions I asked in that website, lightly? Maybe I am brain dead today, but I didn't see it when I found that link earlier.

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Sadly, I don't think it's simply pandering.

I think he believes it.

The congressman might believe in the Judeo-Christian god, he might even be a genuine creationist, but his statement was definitely designed to pander to his audience.

Sadly, you can run for office having little experience, smarts or qualifications but quoting fundamentalist beliefs helps your chances significantly in many regions of this country. In those same regions you can be completely qualified - the ideal candidate - but an atheist, and thus not have a snowball's chance in hell.

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This is the problem with congress. This guy is an idiot and has no business being near any form of science or government.

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This is the problem with congress. This guy is an idiot and has no business being near any form of science or government.

Can you tell me how he got in there and who is responsible?

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How does one come to be on the House and Science Committee?

You need to scream the loudest about it and most of all don't have to know a s**t about science. Having flunked both math and science in high school is a good way to get there.

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Seriously, I've been looking into how he got on that committe and when, and I can't seem to find it. I was hoping someone else could lead me in the right direction or give me a link.

You throw your hat into the ring and then it is voted on, you need neither qualifications nor knowledge. See Ms. Bachman in the Intelligence Committee.

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