We’ve been writing about the homeschool activities of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the creationist Australian entrepreneur who brought you Answers in Genesis (AIG) and the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Our most recent post on that topic was Ken Ham Rants Against Reality. But before we had a chance to check out ol’ Hambo’s website today, we learned about the latest development from PZ’s blog, so he gets the hat tip.
At Hambo’s website we read: Kicked Out of Two Homeschool Conferences. Verily, the title is delicious, and merely seeing it invokes a hearty BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Answers in Genesis, recognized as one of the strongest advocates for homeschooling in America, has been kicked out of two homeschool conventions where AiG President Ken Ham had been scheduled to speak. In addition, AiG as an exhibitor has also been expelled. One of the conferences is being held in our “backyard”: at the Cincinnati Convention Center.
Kicked out? Again we say: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
In an email to Ken Ham, the leader of this homeschool group wrote to us (just after midnight last night) to announce its decision. Sadly, the leader of this group did not personally call Ken or anyone at AiG first, nor did anyone on his board, to make sure they got the full background. Just as a common courtesy … one would expect that one of its leaders would at least have spoken to us before rescinding our agreement.
All together now: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! We continue, as the AIG post purports to quote from the email ol’ Hambo received in the dead of night. We’re dealing with creationists here, so we can’t vouch for the accuracy of AIG’s quote:
[Allegedly the email sent to Hambo:] After much prayer and deliberation over the weekend, Great Homeschool Convention’s Advisory Board has unanimously decided to disinvite Ken and AIG from all future conventions, including the Cincinnati convention next week. The Board believes this to be the Lord’s will for our convention and searched the Scriptures for the mind of the Lord and the leadership of the Holy Spirit before arriving at this decision. The Board believes that Ken’s public criticism of the convention itself and other speakers at our convention require him to surrender the spiritual privilege of addressing our homeschool audience.
Please know that our Board is 100% young earth and we largely share AIG’s perspective from a scientific standpoint. That is why Ken was originally invited … . Our Board believes Ken’s comments to be unnecessary, ungodly, and mean-spirited statements that are divisive at best and defamatory at worst.
The email continues for a few more paragraphs, but you can click over to the AIG article to read it all. Then AIG spends several paragraphs — a few pages, really — denying that Hambo’s behavior justifies such action. They’re very good at denial, because creationism is nothing but denial, so maybe you’ll enjoy reading what they say. Here’s a tiny sample:
We at Answers in Genesis are on a crusade — a mission. We continue to move ahead to call the church and culture back to the authority of God’s Word. … The position of Answers in Genesis is that when it comes to biblical truth, there is only one truth, and we are called to be intolerant of all other opposing claims of truth. AiG is, therefore, at least willing to admit our “intolerance” in this area.
What can we say in closing this post? Only this seems appropriate: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Update: See ICR: Expelling Ken Ham Is Like Expelling Jesus.
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