North America 8 October 2012 Republican congressman: evolution is "lies straight from the pit of hell" Paul Broun, once a medical doctor, now a creationist congressman. Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Republican Representative Paul Broun, of Georgia's 10th congressional district, was caught on camera by the American Bridge organisation on Friday, revealing some pretty intense creationist views in front of an impressive array of dead deer. Broun, who is a medical doctor, declares that "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. . . 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." The full transcript of his remarks follows: God's word is true. I've come to understand that. 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. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. 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. 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. And what I've come to learn is that it's the manufacturer's handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that's the reason 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. › Morning Call: pick of the papers Paul Broun in May. Photograph: USDA (CC-BY) Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!