Ken Ham Needs You To Send Money Now!

This is a classic. It’s a “letter” 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 the AIG website we read Letter from Ken, May 2011: Help Us Awaken the “Sleeping Giant”! It’s by ol’ Hambo himself. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

The Lord has given Answers in Genesis a special part in a wake-up call to what I call a “sleeping giant” in America. As a part of this awakening, we have released an eye-opening resource that we believe will be a major shock that will “wake up” this “giant.”

Whoa! The Lord himself has given AIG a special part to play. How wonderful! What’s this “sleeping giant” that ol’ Hambo has been divinely assigned to awaken? Let’s read on:

Secularists now control the public education system, much of the court system, branches of government, and so on. Yet activist atheists (who vocally oppose AiG and Bible-believing Christians) constitute a minority in society. This small segment of atheists/secular humanists has become very aggressive in promoting atheism (through the courts, media, schools) and getting Christian reminders (crosses, Ten Commandment displays, Nativity scenes, teaching of creation and Bible in schools) removed from public places.

Egad! The “activist atheists” dare to vocally oppose AIG. Something must be done! We continue:

If the millions of Christians in America were to “wake up” and become more assertive in standing up for the Christian faith, they could have a great positive effect on the culture.

Yes! Just imagine the effect on our culture if a creation museum were part of every public school. Every courthouse too. It would be paradise! Here’s more:

Christians have been intimidated by the constant attacks from scholars and intellectuals on the accuracy of the Bible. Believers don’t know how to answer their skeptical questions about God’s Word. Christians have been indoctrinated to believe that they need to be “neutral” in their arguments about moral issues and not use Scriptural arguments. But there is no neutral position — one is either for Christ or against Christ.

Tell it, Hambo! No neutrality! You’re either on the Lord’s side (with Hambo) or you’re against them. Moving along:

Furthermore, many Christians have been brainwashed into thinking that the so-called “separation of church and state” means that the public schools are now neutral because they have by and large eliminated God and the Bible from the classroom.

Church and state must become one! It’s the only way! Another excerpt:

Christians really are a “sleeping giant” in this culture. I believe the Lord has been “awakening” them in many ways, and He often uses biblical apologetics ministries to do it. It is amazing to look back and realize what the Lord has been doing in recent times:

Hambo then gives us a list of what the Lord has been doing. It includes not only the publishing of The Genesis Flood, but also the work of the American Family Association, Dr. D. James Kennedy/Coral Ridge Ministries, Pastor Jerry Falwell’s ministries, the publishing of Hambo’s own book, Already Gone, and Hambo’s courageous stand which caused him to be expelled from several homeschooling conferences (see Ken Ham Expelled from Homeschool Conventions).

The Lord has done those things! On with the article:

Being expelled from the convention caused thousands to join my Facebook page.

No doubt the Lord did that too. What else?

We rejoice that the Lord is using AiG yet again to help wake the “sleeping giant.” This month, our publisher has released the sequel to Already Gone, entitled Already Compromised (also co-authored by me).

That’s Hambo’s (and the Lord’s) response to the problem that Everybody’s Leaving His Church. We’re getting near the end now:

As you know, Answers in Genesis has certainly gained a reputation for standing boldly and uncompromisingly on the authority of the Word of God. As a part of this, AiG is calling compromising Christian leaders to account, and also providing resources to call the church and culture back to the authority of the Word of God.

Wow — Hambo (acting on behalf of the Lord) is calling them to account! They must be trembling. Here’s more:

When you [support AiG], you know that you are getting behind a Bible-upholding ministry that has stood firm and without compromise — even when it means being thrown out of a convention for calling Bible compromisers to account.

The original has a link to where you can send Hambo your money. Go ahead, send it. He’s a great guy doing the Lord’s work. You know it’s true because he says so. This is how it ends:

Your support is vital. Your partnership allows AiG to continue to equip adults and children to stand uncompromisingly on the authority of God’s Word — and to share the life-changing creation/gospel message!

What are you waiting for? The Lord wants you to send your money to ol’ Hambo. All of it. Do it now!

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12 responses to “Ken Ham Needs You To Send Money Now!

  1. Realist1948

    Why is Hambo worried about running out of funds? According to Harold Camping the world is going to end this Saturday anyway. So why bother? 🙂

  2. Secularists now control the public education system, much of the court system, branches of government, and so on. Yet activist atheists (who vocally oppose AiG and Bible-believing Christians) constitute a minority in society.

    All correct. Ken's just not good at connecting the dots: these two things are both true because most Christians are secularists.

    Secularism is not lack of religious belief. Its a belief that government should not be religious in nature. And a lot of religious people agree with that.

  3. Ham’s “eye-opening resource” is another book? That’s going to wake up the “sleeping giant”? Ham’s arrogance rivals Donald Trump’s. (Donald sets the bar pretty high, I know)

    The book does sound interesting, though, being a survey of christian colleges to see how many teach AiG’s extreme positions on the bible and other subjects. My guess is that very few do, else there would be no book to write. If so, that’s very refreshing. The book no doubt takes jabs at the colleges, which should arouse even more antipathy toward Ham. Maybe he’ll be “expelled!”

    And, like most of their articles, they end by begging for money.

  4. I feel so sorry for the pathetic sheep that believe in Ham and send him their hard-earned money, and I hope they do “wake up,” but not in the way that Ham expects them to!

  5. I worded my previous comment badly. Sorry. I do realize that it’s not his ardent followers that he is trying to wake up, but the rest of us.

  6. Kathryn: “I do realize that it’s not his ardent followers that he is trying to wake up, but the rest of us.”

    Actually only ~1/2 of the “rest of us.” He knows very well that what he calls “atheists” are mostly Christians, but will never buy his nonsense. Heck, even OECs and IDers who are as paranoid as he is of “secularism” don’t buy his strategy. No, what he’s after are those who rarely give 5 minutes’ thought to the “debate.” He won’t win over many of them either, and will probably chase away more than he wins over. But even if a small % sends in $ he makes out like a bandit.

  7. Sigh….
    I really wish I didn’t have scruples and integrity (no, not really) – there has to be a truck-load of money to be had playing the religious card. I too could have a huge mansion, luxury cars and followers eager to do >anything< in return for my empty, cynical words!
    Do their followers really think they can pay for absolution and buy their way into heaven? Do they care, or even think about the implicit contradictions?
    …another long sigh………..

  8. retiredsciguy

    So, Hambo wants us to ignore the First Amendment, and allow the teaching of religion in public schools. Wonder how he’ll feel about that idea when some Islamists demand the Koran be taught in all 4th grade classrooms?

    Likewise the idea of using public money vouchers to pay for private, religious-affiliated school tuition. How long will it be before Islamists open a few madrasas (sp?) to take advantage of the new law just signed into being here in in Indiana? Bet the Christian-dominated state legislature didn’t figure on that one.

  9. Ah, such touching innocence, retiredsciguy!
    Of course, “allow the teaching of religion in public schools” would only apply to his >particular< religion! All the others are just blasphemies to be scorned and banned! 🙂

  10. Thankfully, none of this will be an issue, what with the end of the world and all.

  11. retiredsciguy

    Yeah, Caleb, you’re right. Guess we should withhold comments ’til next week, if we’re still here. Or if “here” is still here. Or whatever.

    Oh, and just in case the predictions are right, it’s been nice reading your blog, Curmy. Thanks for all your great work. And thanks too to all of the regular contributors.

  12. Damn those scholars and intellectuals!!! Always picking on the puny-minded!!!