Republican Congressman, Dr. Paul Broun, a member of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology, was caught on video arguing that evolution and the Big Bang Theory are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” Congressman Broun, a physician and devout Christian, told an audience at a banquet of the Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia, that the scientific evidence leads him to believe that the Earth is only about 9,000 years old. Theories purporting otherwise are “lies”:
And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth is but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the bible says!
Watch his statements in the video below (starts at around 34 min, 48 sec):
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[Via Scientific American blog]