We have some hot news from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the creationist Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He runs the online creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), and he also created the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
At ol’ Hambo’s personal blog we read On the Fox News Channel Starting Nationwide Today. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Today is the debut of a new Creation Museum TV commercial. It will air nationwide in the U.S. on the Fox News Channel.
That’s just great! The news is already difficult to watch — and being a Curmudgeon doesn’t help the situation. But now, along with news of Congress, the economy, and our chaotic foreign policy adventures, we get to see commercials for Hambo’s fantasy theme park. Let’s read on:
We’ve had a few TV spots air on Fox, but this one is different and somewhat “edgy.” Viewers will get a glimpse of some of the negative press coverage the Creation Museum has received, and then I come on camera and end with a few comments, including the words: “Think for yourself.”
Think for yourself? BWAHAHAHAHA! If everyone did that, Hambo would be all alone in that “museum” of his. We think what he really means is this: “Don’t think! Just buy museum tickets and trinkets at the gift shop, and maybe make an extra contribution; in exchange I’ll do the thinking for you.”
As Hambo says, he’s advertised on Fox before — and we’ve written about it. See, for example, Creation Museum Commercials on Fox News, and also Creationism on Fox News. Okay, we continue with Hambo’s article:
These spots will air nationally on the number one rated news network on U.S. television and on the following shows (times are Eastern time zone):
* 7:55 AM—Fox & Friends
* 10:35 AM—America’s Newsroom
* 9:25 AM—America’s Newsroom
* 12:25 PM—Happening Now
* 3:55 PM—Studio B
We can’t be certain, but we think there’s no Hambo ad on Megyn Kelly’s show. If we’re right, that’s something to be thankful for. Here’s more:
Yes, in a culture in which public schools, science museums, and much of the media present an anti-biblical, pro-evolution viewpoint to the exclusion of biblical creation, we want people — as the TV spot shares — to “think for themselves” on an important topic like this one. A visit to the Creation Museum affords its visitors the opportunity to be exposed to a viewpoint that has been largely expelled from society.
Expelled! There’s more to Hambo’s article, but there’s no link to a video of the new ads. So you’ll have to watch Fox if you want to see them — it’s sure to be a rewarding experience.
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