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UPDATE: Go sign this petition instead, it has over 85,000 signatures already!

http://www.change.org/petitions/house-science-committee-remove-rep-paul-broun

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) sits on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. That's him in the video, describing his deeply held personal beliefs that evolution, embryology, and big bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell", and that the Earth is 9,000 years old.

At a time when science and technology play ever more important roles in our lives, we should require our elected representatives to understand and accept basic scientific principles like evolution and contential drift, none of which are controversial among scientists.

Broun's entitled to his personal views, as we all are, but his stated goal of using scripture to guide his policymaking calls into question his ability to perform his duties in a rational, coherent, and effective manner. He should be censured and removed from his post on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Letter to
Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ralph M. Hall
Representative Ralph Hall
Representative Paul Broun
and 1 other
U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable Ralph M. Hall
U.S. House of Representatives
2405 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515-0001

Dear Representative Hall:

Please censure Rep. Paul Broun and remove him from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Rep. Broun's deeply held personal beliefs that evolution, embryology, and big bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell", and that the Earth is 9,000 years old, should disqualify him from serving on the committee.

At a time when science and technology play ever more important roles in our lives, we should require our elected representatives to understand and accept basic scientific principles like evolution and contential drift, none of which are controversial among scientists.

Rep. Broun is entitled to his personal views, as we all are, but his stated goal of using scripture to guide his policymaking calls into question his ability to perform his duties in a rational, coherent, and effective manner.

We trust that you will take prompt and decisive action on this matter.

Thank you.