Some comments by Georgia Rep. Paul Broun have caused some headlines and controversy. The controversy ultimately comes because he doesn’t believe in evolution and calls it a lie from the ‘pit of hell’. Here are some of the comments that caused the uproar:
“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.”
Strong words for sure. But I have to agree with Congressman Broun and his comments. I don’t see any statement he made that is false or wrong. I agree with him that God’s word is true, that the earth is probably less than 10,000 years old and was created by God in six days. It’s also true that many schools teach evolution, embryology (ex. Haeckel’s fraudulent drawings), and the Big Bang theory as fact, even though they’re not. And if you believe in God, a heaven and hell, angels and demons, then it’s reasonable to conclude that there is a spiritual war going on. Further, if there is a spiritual war, and if a belief in evolution leads people to conclude that God is unnecessary and irrelevant, then the need for a savior is greatly diminished, if not destroyed. So from a Biblical perspective, I believe he’s right on the mark.
Sadly, comments like these draw criticism from atheists, and that criticism is publicized by the media when uttered by any politician, and that criticism is then used in an effort to silence them or throw them out of office for daring to speak against evolution and ‘science’.
Real science, however, cannot provide an accurate age to the earth, and it doesn’t prove that all living organisms have descended from a common ancestor.
I hope Congressman Broun stands firm and doesn’t back down from his comments. There will be a lot of fierce opposition that he’ll face, especially with him being on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. I offer my support and encourage him to continue speaking the truth.