Only dim-witted Christian males can be trusted to hold public office, says US fundie Bryan Fischer
THE results of a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project, released at the end of December, indicate that conservative American voters are leaning more towards creationism than they did in the past.
The Pew poll showed that number of Republicans who accept evolutionary theory has dropped by 11 points in just four years.
In 2009 , 54 percent of Republicans thought that humans evolved over time, but by 2013, that number had dropped to just 43 percent.
During the same time period, Democrats who accepted evolution increased from 64 percent to 67 percent.
Overall, 33 percent of American rejected the idea that humans evolved over time. Pew noted that the number of Americans embracing evolution had remained steady over time, but that there was an increasing divide between Democrats and Republicans.
White evangelical Protestants were the top religious group denying evolution, with 64 percent agreeing that
Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.
Last year, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) — who sits on the House of Representatives science committee — called evolution and other scientific theories
Lies from the pit of Hell.
This is all music to the ears of Bryan Fischer, the national spokesman for the American Family Association, who yesterday went as far as to say that US voters should shun non-creationists seeking political office.
In a sexist rant – Fischer refers only to “men” – the lunatic claimed that no man can be trusted with political power unless he is a creationist, and he used the words of America’s founding fathers to support his argument. He said that the US was a Christian nation because the founders wrote:
We are created — we are not evolved — beings. It’s right there in the Declaration of Independence.
‘All men are’ what? All men are ‘created’ equal, not all men are ‘evolved’ equal.
According to Fischer, so fervently did the founders believe that man is “a created being, not an evolved one that rose from a swamp,” he suggested that:
If a politician … is an evolutionist, he is disqualified from holding political office in the United States of America, because he does not share the political world view that established the United States of America.
I’m not saying there should be a law prohibiting [evolutionists] from running for public office. I’m saying that the American people shouldn’t vote for him, because if that man doesn’t believe we are created beings…he cannot be trusted to protect your civil rights, because he doesn’t believe your rights come from God.
So I want to submit to you that there is no man that can be trusted with political power – no man, not a single one, not anywhere on the planet, who can be trusted with political power if he thinks we are descendents of apes, rather than the creation of God.