Pruitt tapes revealed: Evolution’s a ‘theory,’ ‘majority’ religions under attack

Mar 14, 2018

By Emily Holden and Alex Guillén

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed evolution as an unproven theory, lamented that “minority religions” were pushing Christianity out of “the public square” and advocated amending the Constitution to ban abortion, prohibit same-sex marriage and protect the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments, according to a newly unearthed series of Oklahoma talk radio shows from 2005.

Pruitt, who at the time was a state senator, also described the Second Amendment as divinely granted and condemned federal judges as a “judicial monarchy” that is “the most grievous threat that we have today.” And he did not object when the program’s host described Islam as “not so much a religion as it is a terrorist organization in many instances.”

The six hours of civics class-style conversations on Tulsa-based KFAQ-AM were recently rediscovered by a firm researching Pruitt’s past remarks, which provided them to POLITICO on condition of anonymity so as not to identify its client. They reveal Pruitt’s unfiltered views on a variety of political and social issues, more than a decade before the ambitious Oklahoman would lead President Donald Trump’s EPA.

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3 comments on “Pruitt tapes revealed: Evolution’s a ‘theory,’ ‘majority’ religions under attack

  • Scott Pruitt has evidently studied evolutionary theory, comparative religions, theology, jurisprudence, political philosophy, constitutional law, sociology, ethics and morality, futurology, and peace studies. America is lucky to have such a remarkable polymath at the head of one of its most important scientific organisations.

  • eejit #1
    Mar 15, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Unfortunately creationist “education” only teaches how to put fingers in BOTH ears when competent advisors or experts, inform such people about objective reality!
    This blocks any challenging, useful information, from entering the deluded brain!
    Even reducing this to one finger in one ear, might help to reduce the flow of quality information which passes straight through without making contact with any grey matter! 🙂

  • one finger in one ear, might help to reduce the flow of quality information which passes straight through without making contact with any grey matter

    Good idea Alan. I wish I’d known about it when I was teaching!

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