It is your Curmudgeon’s privilege to bring you this month’s Letter from Ken, ominously titled “Is America under divine judgment?”
The letter is, of course, from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the 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.
Pay attention, dear reader, because ol’ Hambo’s letter will surely make you pause and consider your ways. Verily, he is a prophet for our time. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Yes, I believe America is under divine judgment. To show you how, just consider some of the ways America has progressively been trying to remove God from this culture:
Hambo then gives a frightening catalog of our country’s sins. Here’s the list:
• In 1962, school prayer was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
• In 1963, Bible reading in public schools was also ruled unconstitutional.
• In 1973, restrictions on abortion were lifted, and abortion clinics began to permeate the nation (through the infamous Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court).
• In 1985, nativity scenes in public places were ruled to violate the so-called “separation of church and state.”
• In 2003, laws against homosexual sodomy were ruled unconstitutional.
• In 2004, a federal court held it was unconstitutional for a school to teach intelligent design theory as an alternative to evolution. [Kitzmiller was in 2005.]
• The New York legislature recently legalized “gay” marriage — joining other states.
• The list goes on.
What a list! We’re doomed. Doomed! Let’s read on:
Yes, over the decades America has been singularly blessed as a nation. After all, it was originally built on the authority of the teachings of the Word of God.
Well, not exactly. See Is America a “Christian Nation”? At the end, ol’ Hambo answers his initial question:
Yes, I do believe this nation today is under divine judgment.
Well, dear reader, that’s it. Our goose is cooked. The chickens have come home to roost. But there’s always hope — maybe Hambo’s Creation Museum will save us.
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