Ken Ham Thinks America Is Doomed

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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8 responses to “Ken Ham Thinks America Is Doomed

  1. Our national goose may be cooked, but not for any of Hambo’s reasons. It’s simply a matter of whether the greed and corruption of Wall Street or the incompetence of our Government ruins us first.

  2. i agree, if we’re doomed it’s not because of any divine punishment for our sins, it’s our own foolishness. I’m not convinced that we’re doomed in any case.

  3. Makes you want to saddle up your dinosaur and ride off into the sunset…

    I would like to point out to Ken that the “chosen” people living in their “promised land”, presumably beloved of God, also permit abortion, repealed their sodomy laws years ago (age of consent for hetero or homosexual relations is 16) and to my knowledge do not teach ID in their schools. Israel does not have a secular marriage law (only religious institutions can perform marriages) so they do not currently perform same-sex marriages, however they freely recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

    Abortion is legal throughout Europe, even in Catholic Italy, attitudes toward same sex relations are more tolerant than here, and ID is equally despised. If Ken wants to live somewhere that encourages prayer at all times, outlaws abortion, and abuses homosexuals, then he should move to a place like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, etc. Those countries must be idyllic places, since they are avoiding the terrible ungodly acts on Ken’s list.

    Actually, reading his list makes me encouraged. That’s quite a list of accomplishments.

  4. He’s going to have the last laugh when his ark floats among the corpses of all us unbelievers.

  5. Ken Hamm is doomed – to a life of proselytizing nonsense to simpletons, and taking money from children.

  6. I’m sure Ken Hamm is absolutely correct and if I were him, I’d hop on the next plane back to Queensland, and hide anonymously in an secure location until it’s all over with.

  7. * In 1962, school prayer was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. – The law does not forbid prayer by anyone at any time, it is just that you are not allowed to use government provided facilities to force your religion on others. Unconstitutional – I think that the Constitution goes back a bit further than 1962 – it seems as if you were doomed from the start.

    * In 1963, Bible reading in public schools was also ruled unconstitutional. – as above.

    * 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). – This pesky Constitution again – but the law is merely allowing you the choice – abortion is not being forced upon you.

    * In 1985, nativity scenes in public places were ruled to violate the so-called “separation of church and state.” – Seems as if we cannot get away from this Constitution – the law does not prevent the display of nativity scenes in either private or public places – just not on or in facilities provided by the government.

    * In 2003, laws against homosexual sodomy were ruled unconstitutional. – Just can’t get away from it can we – but still, it is not compulsory.

    * In 2004, a federal court held it was unconstitutional for a school to teach intelligent design theory as an alternative to evolution. – how come the rot started in ’62? – ID had not even been invented then.

    * The New York legislature recently legalized “gay” marriage—joining other states. – Again, the law is merely giving you the choice.

    * The list goes on. – and on and on…

    But where is ol’ Hambo’s argument leading? Read down – it is Christians not believing the creation story. His solution is inevitably – send us your money.

  8. The others whines are just what one expects from a hopelessly paranoid end-timer like Ham. But his citing of Kitzmiller v. Dover is sheer desperation. Ham does not like the DI’s “big tent” strategy, and considers it as “accommodationist” as the Discoveroids consider theistic evolution. This shows that he’ll take any scrap he can get.