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Scientists Are the Devil

Talking Points Memo unearthed a video of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, speaking at a sportsmen’s banquet—in front of what appears to be every deer head ever—at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. He says scientists are Satan’s minions.

“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. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.â€

According to Broun, the scientific plot was primarily concerned with hiding the true age of the Earth…

“You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth,†he said. “I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.â€

Liberty Baptist Church’s pastor is Mike Griffin, a noted fundamentalist Christian political activist. He headed Ten Commandments Georgia, an organization that pushed local governments to display the Biblical document; ran unsuccessfully against state Rep. Alan Powell (who was then a Democrat) in 2006; and serves as a lobbyist for Georgia Right to Life, a group that fights for bans on abortion and stem cell research.

Broun, a medical doctor, serves on the House Science and Technology Committee and frequently refers to himself as a “scientist,” but he often attacks science. In 2009, for example, he said that “human induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community.”

The full video is below. If you have 47 minutes to kill, watch the whole thing. Broun talks about how he killed a bear and a lion he keeps in his office (short version: God directed the bullet), how college made him an atheist and a guy at a football game made him a Christian, and a whole lot about theology. (Infant baptism is bad, mmkay?) The short version is here.