There’s a new creationist movie floating around out there. You can visit the film’s website and see a trailer here: The Genesis Code.
The film promotes old-earth creationism, and for that reason it’s been criticized by Answers in Genesis in this review from a few months ago. They say:
Even though the film’s producer has an anti-evolution message, the producer’s real take-home message is that, when science and faith are in conflict regarding the age of the universe, the Bible is what must be adjusted. Unfortunately, because the film features Academy Award-winning actors like Louise Fletcher and Ernest Borgnine — plus the well-known actor, former presidential aspirant, and U.S. Senator Fred Thompson — this film might garner some national attention and present a compromised message to unwary moviegoers than what might otherwise be expected.
Why are we bothering to tell you about this wretched film? Because Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi and possible GOP candidate for President in 2012, has embraced the movie. At the website Roll Call we read: Haley Barbour Hosting N.H. ‘Dinner and Date Night’ Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Lest there be any doubt that Haley Barbour (R) is taking a serious look at the presidency, Roll Call has learned that the Mississippi governor will be offering free food to prospective supporters in New Hampshire later in the month.
That’s nice, but is Barbour a creationist? Let’s read on:
The “free dinner and date night,” to be co-hosted by the local conservative think tank Cornerstone, begins with dinner at the Puritan restaurant in Manchester the evening of Feb. 26.
The party will then move to the Cinemagic Theater in Hooksett for a 9:30 p.m. showing of “The Genesis Code,” a movie that examines creationism and caught fire with cultural conservatives late last month. Republican operatives hosted viewing parties in New Hampshire and Iowa at that time.
Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle made headlines by attending the Iowa premiere. And she’s also slated to visit New Hampshire to promote the movie at the same Hooksett theater the day before Barbour’s visit.
It looks like a convergence of kooks. This is unsettling news for your Curmudgeon. We always liked Haley Barbour. But it wasn’t until now that we were certain of his silly side. Well, at least now we have the answer to a question we posed in an earlier post: Is Haley Barbour A Creationist? The answer is “Yes.”
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