We’re starting to worry about Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
We use to think of him as a source of amusement — a sly and successful creationist entrepreneur, operating a profitable roadside tourist attraction that appeals to drooling creationists. But now … well, judge for yourself. He just posted this: Another Ark Attack. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The atheist group that has been behind the vehement attacks on our Ark Encounter project recently complained about a Bible-themed display in a park in Newark, Delaware. … [T]he display contained several verses from Genesis about the Flood of Noah’s day as well as a black and white drawing of an Ark. Two atheist grandparents complained about the display to their local chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU).
Hambo doesn’t say, but we assume that display was in a public park, one that is taxpayer owned and maintained. In other words, it wasn’t at a church or on someone’s private property. Okay, what happened after the grandparents complained? We’re told:
AU approached the city and “demanded the removal of the Noah’s Ark display based on the claim that its religious message was a violation of the establishment clause.” After an investigation, the city complied and the display has since been taken down.
Okay. So what? Let’s read on:
After the sign was removed, the Delaware Valley Chapter of AU then posted this on their Facebook page on November 3, “Another AU victory in keeping government from promoting religion!” This clearly shows their agenda — to keep any mention of God or Christianity out of the public arena.
We already knew their agenda — to maintain the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Hambo continues:
Despite our Christian heritage in America, AU is trying to obliterate all signs of God from our culture.
Wow! Hambo really doesn’t grasp the difference between a government display of religion, which is wrong, and a privately owned and financed display — like Hambo’s creationist extravaganza — which is perfectly legal. Here’s more:
As atheist groups like AU continue to be vocal and win “victories” like this one, we can only expect religious freedom to continue to decrease.
Is he just playing to his drooling audience, or is it possible that he really doesn’t get it? Moving along:
We need to understand that when an atheist group like this has a Christian display/message removed, they have successfully removed the Christian religion and are now imposing their religion of atheism on the culture!
Amazing! A public park without religious displays — just trees and grass and walkways — is imposing atheism on everyone. But if it had an ark-load of gaudy bible displays it wouldn’t be imposing on anyone.
That was all pretty weird, but it’s just the warm-up for what’s coming next. Pay attention to this excerpt. It’s the one that causes us concern:
Just because they remove a Christian message does not mean there is a neutral situation — there is no neutral position. One is either for or against Christ! They are against Christ and want to impose their religion on the whole culture.
Well, there it is. We’re not sure what to make of it. As we said, we’re starting to worry about ol’ Hambo. If he’s serious, things could get very strange, very quickly. We’ll be watching.
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