Rep. Broun says evolution, Big Bang theories are 'lies from the pit of hell'

"God's word is true. I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology, the Big Bang theory — all that is lies straight from the pit of hell," Broun said.

"And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior."

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Broun also said he believes there is evidence to back up the story in the Bible that God created the Earth relatively recently.

"You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth," he said. "I don't believe that the Earth is but about 9,000 years old. I believe that it was created in six days as we know them. That's what the Bible says."

Broun also said he sees the bible as a "handbook" that tells people how to live, as well as how members of Congress should act and vote.

"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."