In September 2012, Rep. Paul Braun (R-GA), a physician, gave a speech expressing his views on evolution: “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.” He added, “There’s a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them.”
Paul Braun is a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
In a November 2012 interview, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) said, “I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all.”
Rubio is a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
In Edwards v. Aguillard (1987), the United States Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools, alongside evolution, was unconstitutional, as it was specifically intended to advance a particular religion.
In January 2014, Slate.com reported that creationism is being taught in schools across the country that receive taxpayer money.