The original Huffington Post piece is here but I’ll highlight the six statements below for your amusement:
- The Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God
- We just believe the Bible
- Jesus is the only way to heaven
- The rapture of Jesus is imminent
- Homosexuality is a chosen lifestyle and it is a sin against God
- The earth is less than 10,000 years old
As I read through the list, I couldn’t help but picture US Representative Paul Broun, standing in front of all of those deer carcasses last year, telling his Liberty Baptist Church audience that
“God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. 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. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve 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 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.”
Paul Broun wasn’t explicit about Jesus being the correct savior, but I think we are safe in assuming that’s the savior he was referencing, so it would seem that Broun satisfies McSwain’s statements 1,2,3,4 and 6.
He didn’t attack homosexuality directly that I’m aware of in front of his Liberty Baptist Church fans, but Broun did introduce an amendment to the US Constitution that would constitutionally define marriage in the United States as consisting of only the union of a man and a woman. I think that satisfies McSwain’s number 5.
Guess who is now running for the United States Senate.