At the Value Voters Summit held this weekend in Washington, D.C., Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association called for the rejection of evolution by American political leaders because all that secular states "have in common are dead bodies." The conference, featuring GOP presidential candidates, was sponsored by far right Christian groups such as the Family Research Council (and its lobbying arm), the American Family Association, Gary Bauer's "American Values," the Heritage Foundation, Liberty University and Liberty Counsel.
Fischer said that the theory of evolution teaches that humans evolved from slime, baboons and apes.
Right Wing Watch and Bruce Wilson captured Fischer's remarks on video (embedded below):
No matter what you think of the mythical separation between church and state, it is not possible for there ever, in the United States of America, to be a separation between God and government (hooting and clapping) because God is the source of every single right which government has a sacred duty to protect (more clapping and shouting). Now, I submit to you that not a single one of our unalienable rights will be safe in the hands of a president who believes that we evolved from slime and we are the descendants of apes and baboons (shouting and clapping). Now, if you doubt me, look at the nation states in the 20th century which rejected the creator God of the Judeo-Christian tradition – Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, Communist China. The one thing all of these secular states share in common is dead bodies.