Quote of the day: Lies from "the pit of Hell"

What Rep. Paul Broun really thinks of evolution

Published October 5, 2012 9:39PM (EDT)

 Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga.         (Facebook/RepPaulBroun)
Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga. (Facebook/RepPaulBroun)

Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., a member, along with Todd Akin, of the very science-y House Science Committee, doesn't have very much respect for science.

“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,” Broun said in a recent speech at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior."

Via Benjy Sarlin at TPM.

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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