POLITICO has unearthed 2005 radio interviews on Tulsa, Oklahoma-based KFAQ-AM show with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt who denied evolution as an unproven theory:
There aren’t sufficient scientific facts to establish the theory of evolution, and it deals with the origins of man, which is more from a philosophical standpoint than a scientific standpoint.
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins noted the evidence of evolution is based on fossil evidence and comparative evidence of species’ genes at a molecular level (video below).
The EPA was asked about Pruitt’s denial of science, and EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox told POLITICO: “If you’re insinuating that a Christian should not serve in capacity as EPA administrator, that is offensive and a question that does not warrant any further attention.”
Pruitt also claimed on the radio that the Second Amendment as divinely granted and “minority religions” are pushing Christianity out of “the public square.”
Pruitt called for a ban on legal abortion, a ban on same-sex marriage and legal protection for the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments
Pruitt claimed that federal judges were a “judicial monarchy” that is “the most grievous threat that we have today.”
Pruitt did not object when the radio show host described Islam as “not so much a religion as it is a terrorist organization in many instances.”