Georgia Republican Representative Paul Broun, M.D. told his audience at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet, “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.” He goes on to say that the earth is 9,000 years old and it was created in 6 days. Now the most credible Christian historians and scientists say the earth is 6,000 years old, but it may have been either misspoken or a result of false information.
Congressman Broun is known as one of the more conservative and expressively Christian men in the House of Representatives. He has supported small government and a member of the Tea Party Caucas along with other good causes. He made headlines in 2010 for his proposed bill to call that year the “Year of the Bible.” He is currently rerunning unopposed by the Democratic Party as a Representative of the 10th District in Georgia.
The responses to his remarks at the Sportsman’s Banquet are mostly criticism from secularists, but several are praising him for taking a stand. To make matters worse in some people’s minds, Congressman Broun is the on the House Science Committee.
Evolutionists have been working very hard for the last hundred years to not allow Creationism to be accepted as fact and the very mention of it as true sparks controversy. Evolutionists have tried to discredit Genesis and find scientific evidence and will occasionally come out with possible evidence, but have yet to fully prove Evolution despite the fact they have been searching long and hard for the past 100 years and there is evidence to the contrary. Evolutionists won’t admit they’re wrong however, because, as Congressman Broun alluded to, if Evolution was wrong then there is a God that created the earth which they are accountable to. Evolution has been accepted as a theory and while some Evolutionists say its scientific fact in order to silence Creationists that don’t seem to back down in spite of Evolutionists’ “proof”. Evolution is still officially a theory whether we like it or not and will continue to be so unless it is “proven” or disproven.
This is not the first time a lawmaker has come out and said that he believes in the biblical account of Genesis. It was brought up during the ’08 primaries when Governor Mike Huckabee was asked about his beliefs in the beginning of the world and Gov. Huckabee responded similarly to Congressman Broun with his belief in a literal interpretation of Genesis.