Georgia Rep. Paul Broun, a medical doctor and member of the U.S. House’s Science, Space and Technology committee, dismissed evolution and the Big Bang as “lies straight from the pit of hell” last month.
“God’s word is true,” Mr. Broun said as part of remarks delivered at the 2012 Sportsman’s Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. “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 are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”