By now you know all about David McConaghie, the creationist who — until very recently — was a high-ranking party official of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (the DUP). As we previously posted (see Creationist Suspected of Bathroom Voyeurism), he’s been arrested in connection with the discovery of a toilet camera found in the loo of DUP member David Simpson’s constituency office. Simpson now says that McConaghie no longer works for him or the party.
Look what we found at the personal blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. As you know, ol’ Hambo is co-founder of Answers in Genesis (AIG) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page.
Hambo’s new blog entry is enticingly titled Overheard in a Locker Room. Considering all the news about creationist bathroom devices, what are we supposed to think when we see a title like that?
But let’s not get carried away here. We definitely want to be fair to ol’ Hambo, and we don’t want to leap to conclusions that may turn out to be wrong. Therefore we won’t accuse AIG of doing anything like McConaghie is accused of doing. We won’t even suggest that. Instead, we’ll just present you with some excerpts from Hambo’s blog entry, and we’ll let you decide the matter for yourselves. Here we go, with bold font added by us:
I have stated many times that most of the criticism we receive as a ministry comes from those within the church, not from secularists and atheists. Our correspondence department indicates that the majority of letters, emails, and phone calls that pour into AiG every week comes from Christians who do not accept a literal, straightforward reading of the book of Genesis.
The opening paragraph gives the impression that what follows was learned via email or something similar, and not surreptitiously by improper means. That may indeed be the case. We report, you decide:
The criticism from Christians happens so often that we (sadly) have now come to expect a steady stream of negative comments whenever we proclaim the truth of the history of Genesis. But when our supporters encounter anti-AiG sentiment, sometimes it stuns them.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hambo’s supporters are stunned — stunned! — to encounter anti-AIG sentiment. Let’s read on:
Read this summary of a fascinating encounter that occurred in an Idaho locker room from a shocked AiG supporter who had just spent some time being encouraged in his faith when he visited our Creation Museum in northern Kentucky:
Okay, what follows is a summary of a “fascinating encounter” in a locker room. We’re not specifically told how AIG learned of this encounter — except that it’s “from a shocked AiG supporter” — but we won’t worry about that issue. Here’s the story:
I recently returned from visiting the Creation Museum. I was at the gym, in the locker room, telling a pastor how great the museum was. Pastor Jack asked me, “You believe in a literal 6 days?”
“Absolutely!” I replied.
Nothing out of the ordinary there. People often meet preachers in locker rooms. We continue:
Then out of nowhere, a man came around the corner who overheard our conversation said, “Ken Ham is a piece of c—.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here’s more:
This man went on to tell me that he has four degrees, studies fossils, bends light, is a Christian, and is a follower of Reasons to Believe and its president Hugh Ross. But out of his same mouth he called a fellow Christian a piece of c—. There was no sign of the humble heart of a Christian.
Shocking indeed. The locker room incident goes on:
I stood in my underwear arguing with this man (possibly a professor) about God being big enough to do what He said in Genesis. I can’t believe that I have fellow brothers and sisters wanting to side with “scientists”. This has been a real eye-opener for me.
There’s more to Hambo’s post, but that’s where we’ll leave it — with the stunned creationist standing there in his underwear, arguing with a professor.
And once more, we emphasize that we have no idea whether this incident was recorded by some concealed device or if it was, as the article seems to suggest, reported by email. In our Curmudgeonly benevolence, we’ll give Hambo the benefit of the doubt. It’s an interesting story anyway.
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