We have absolutely thrilling news from the Winston-Salem Journal of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Their headline is Ham: Graduates must defend Christianity, and the sub-head is “Founder of Creation Museum commencement speaker at Piedmont International.”
Yes, dear reader, it’s about a graduation commencement speech given by 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). It’s his on-line ministry, which owns and operates the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum — the North American Mecca for the mindless.
We know you’re anxious to hear the wisdom that ol’ Hambo imparted to the graduates, so let’s get right to it, with a bit of bold font added by us for emphasis. We’re told:
The Rev. Ken Ham, who received international attention in February for defending creationism during a debate with TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye, told the 2014 graduates of Piedmont International University that they must defend Christianity amid challenges to the Bible and the Book of Genesis.
Verily, it is their duty. What else did Hambo say? Here it comes:
Proponents of homosexual marriages, the educational system and the media are negatively influencing too many churches, he said. American religious leaders must push back against those trends to reach young adults and restore their faith in God and the Bible, he said. “We need to understand what is happening,” Ham said. “Satan will get you not to believe in the word of God.”
Oooooooh! The devil’s gonna get you! Let’s read on:
Ham was the keynote speaker Friday night at the 67th annual commencement of Piedmont International University, which recently changed its name from Piedmont Bible College. Piedmont, a private Bible school, is known for training ministers and missionaries.
A group of 89 students received degrees during the graduation ceremony, which was held at Salem Baptist Church across the street from the school in West Salem. About 1,200 people attended the event.
They couldn’t have chosen a better speaker. We continue:
Ham told the audience that secularists are changing American culture in ways that are negatively affecting many churches. He asked why has the United States, whose founding fathers wanted to be free to worship God, turned aside biblical teachings found in the Book of Genesis.
Why — why! — have we turned aside from Genesis? Here’s more:
Ham also reminded the students that they must study hard to reach their goals.
Good advice! The news story ends with a couple of adoring comments made by students after Hambo’s address. You’ll want to click over there to read what they said.
And so we leave the bible college graduation. But as we do, we’re confident that those students, inspired by ol’ Hambo, will go forth and save the world for creationism. A great new day is dawning!
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