Republican Congressman Paul Broun claims that the Big Bang Theory, evolution, and embryology are "lies straight from the pit of hell" -- a dangerous viewpoint for a physician who sits on the science committee of the House of Representatives.
While speaking at a Baptist church in Georgia, Broun insisted that, as a scientist, he's found the earth is really young. He believes the earth is 9,000 years old, was created in six days by God, and that theories contradicting this are lies that prevent us from understanding our need for a savior.
If Broun wants to substitute scientific data for radical religion, he needs to do it far away from the Science, Space, and Technology Committee on the House of Representatives. Rep. Broun is in the middle of running for Georgia's reelection this October and runs unopposed by Democrats.
This isn't just misinformed; it's downright irresponsible. Keep Congressman Brown away from America's science committee after his blatant denouncement of scientific study!
Dear U.S. House of Representatives,
Congressman Paul Broun's recent remarks denouncing the pillars of modern science prove that he has no place on the science committee of the House of Representatives.
Passionately claiming that the Big Bang Theory, evolution, and embryology are "lies straight from the pit of hell" make it clear that he despises the theories science is founded on--so why is he on the national science committee?
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Broun supports God, a holy savior, and any information that fits into his personal religious viewpoints. He believes that the earth is 9,000 years old and was created in six days, completely contradicting scientific theory. Stop letting Broun confuse religious beliefs with scientific data and, in the process, hold a misled national influence over the topic of science as a whole.
Remove Congressman Broun from the House science committee!
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