Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has provided us with just such a moment after he made the following statement:
All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell.It doesn't seem like someone who believes this is qualified to be anywhere near that committee, does it? Well, Rep. Broun said something even more troubling that hasn't received nearly the same attention but probably should:
…as your congressman, I hold the holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.That's a problem. Assuming we'd like our representatives to represent all of us and not only Christians, it is a problem that he insists on making decisions on the basis of a Christian "holy" book. And assuming we'd like our lawmakers to be guided by reality rather than ancient superstition while they're working for us, that's a problem.
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