Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun is running unopposed by any Democrat in the coming election. He recently gave a supposedly off-the-record speech at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church about his religious beliefs.
This is the same Paul Broun who didn't appear to object to a town hall question, “Who’s going to shoot Obama?” (but later said he "regretted" it) and compared President Obama to Hitler.
Broun is also medical doctor who refers to himself as a "scientist." Here's what Paul Broun, M.D. said at the banquet:
"God's word is true," Broun said, according to a video posted on the church's website. "I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and 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."
Broun also said that he believes the Earth is about 9,000 years old and that it was made in six days. Those beliefs are held by fundamentalist Christians who believe the creation accounts in the Bible are literally true.
As you can see in the video, he went on to say:
"As your Congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington DC. and I'll continue to do that."
He threw this out there, too:
"This is not about politics."
Right. Got it. Next.
He also says he "knows Jesus personally." Name dropper.
Ironically, he's on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Who elects these people?
Entire video here.