Senate Candidate Says He’ll Only Consider A Bill If It Fits ‘Judeo-Christian Biblical Principles’

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Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)

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Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) added another tile to the increasingly colorful mosaic of his political record yesterday, explaining that he will only consider voting for a bill if it fits “Judeo-Christian Biblical principles.”

Broun, currently running in a crowded field for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, also said legislation needed to be constitutional, but did not delve into the First Amendment’s prohibition on Congress passing a law “respecting an establishment of religion.”

His comments came during an interview with the Tea Party Express.

BROUN: I do go against my leadership all the time because I stand firm on the four questions that I ask about all legislation. The first, is it constitutional according to the original intent? The second, does it fit the Judeo-Christian Biblical principles that our nation is founded upon? Third, do we need it? Fourth, can we afford it? If all four yes, I vote yes, otherwise I vote no.

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While such a statement would likely become a defining moment in another politician’s career, it may not even crack the top five highlights of Broun’s. In the past, Broun has called evolution and the Big Bang Theory “lies straight from the pit of hell,” came out as a birther and accused President Obama of doing “exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany,” compared the IRS to al-Qaeda, referred to the Civil War as “the Great War of Yankee Aggression,” and dismissed global warming as a “hoax.”

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