Sunday, October 07, 2012

Truth Is Weirder Than Fiction. Or On What Some Conservative Politicians Say.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) is a member of the House Committee on Science and Technology. This is how he describes his scientific beliefs:
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.

The Bible as a science textbook, in other words.  Broun is a tea party member.  By the way, you can find his votes on women's issues here.  Do watch some of the video at the linked site, just to see all those dead animals stare back at you in a religious meeting.  But be warned, Broun moves from a story about hunting a bear which was minding its own business to the importance of freedom for hunters to the necessity of getting to know Jesus on a personal level.

In Arkansas:

Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative's assertion that slavery was a "blessing in disguise" and a Republican state House candidate who advocates deporting all Muslims.
The claims were made in books written, respectively, by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville. Those books received attention on Internet news sites Friday.

House candidate Fuqua skips merrily to this conclusion on his website:

Fuqua blogs on his website. One post is titled, "Christianity in Retreat," and says "there is a strange alliance between the liberal left and the Muslim religion."
"Both are antichrist in that they both deny that Jesus is God in the flesh of man, and the savior of mankind. They both also hold that their cause should take over the entire world through violent, bloody, revolution," the post says.
In a separate passage, Fuqua wrote "we now have a president that has a well documented history with both the Muslim religion and Communism."

I love the intellectual dexterity of someone who can make a moderate Republican (which Obama really would be called in a saner world) into an Islamofascist communist.