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Charles Darwin gets almost 4,000 write-in votes against Georgia Rep. Paul Broun

Charles Darwin gets almost 4,000 write-in votes against Georgia Rep. Paul Broun

By no means a landslide, the late Charles Darwin made an impressive showing in a Georgia election. Almost 4000 voters chose the dead biologist over incumbent Paul Broun, who made headlines recently for his comments that evolutionary theory are lies from the pit of hell. Broun had similar comments for the Big Bang theory and other aspects of the sciences.

At an event listed as a "Sportsman's Banquet," held at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, GA, Broun stated,

"God's word is true. 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."

Additionally, Broun identifies as a young-earth creationist, which was made clear when he stated,

"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."

Broun has been quoted as saying the science behind evolutionary theory, as well as modern cosmology and astrophysics, is designed to hide the true age of the earth. Further comments by brown include,

"What I've come to learn is that the Bible is 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."

Darwin, who is the father of evolutionary theory, died in 1882. In spite of his being dead for over a century, he managed the nearly 4,000 write-in votes thanks to a biologist at the University of Georgia, which is in Broun’s district.

Here is a video of Broun's speech:

The effort was part of a campaign in protest of Broun, who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology committee.

About Al Stefanelli

Al is a retired author, writer and journalist. His books include "Free Thoughts - A Collection Of Essays By An American Atheist" and "A Voice Of Reason In An Unreasonable World - The Rise Of Atheism On Planet Earth." Al began writing in 1985, starting with the New York Times. In 1993 he joined a McClatchy newspaper, writing a weekly column for ten years. His writing continues to be widely distributed on the Internet and in print. He also produced and hosted a weekly syndicated radio broadcast from 1995 to 1998, and his work won a North Carolina Journalism award in 1998. Al is the former Georgia State Director for American Atheists, Inc., and served on the Board of Directors for "The Clergy Project." He is also a former Southern Baptist Pastor, having served two churches and as pulpit supply for three counties. Currently, he writes part time for The God Discussion, co-hosts the Internet radio programs, "The God Discussion Show" and "Reap Sow Radio." Al lives in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City, GA.
  • Deborah_B

    4000 write-in votes is impressive. Wasn't Broun otherwise unchallenged?

  • The protest vote is awesome, but the fact that this douchenozzle is on the House science committee is terrifying.

  • Spinoza

    It worries me an awful lot that people who make important decisions have such a non-grasp on reality. This congressman is a moron.

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