Ken Ham Rants about Religious Freedom Day

Wikipedia’s article, National Religious Freedom Day, says:

National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. That statute became the basis for the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and led to freedom of religion for all Americans. Religious Freedom Day is officially proclaimed on January 16 each year by an annual statement by the President of the United States.

Six years ago we posted The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, in which we praised Jefferson’s work and provided the statute’s full text.

This is all good, you say. You’re probably thinking that only a deranged theocrat would object to Religious Freedom Day. Well, judge for yourself, but we found someone who is absolutely furious today — it’s Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He’s 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.

Ol’ Hambo’s post is Religious Freedom Day or Religious Erosion Day? The title suggests that Hambo’s religious freedom is eroding. Why would he think that? Let’s find out. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis.

First he quotes from President Obama’s proclamation on this day last year, and then he says:

Now, it’s rather ironic that President Obama says that religious freedom is a “proud legacy” of this nation and that it is vital that all Americans protect it because the religious freedom of Christians is under attack in this nation.

Egad — Hambo’s version of religious freedom is under attack! He tells us:

In a recent address Obama even said that gay “marriage” trumps religious freedom! He doesn’t really support religious freedom for everyone — he supports his own definition of freedom, one that increasingly excludes Bible-believing Christians from these protections and imposes an anti-God religion on the culture. I think the day needs to be remembered now as Religious Erosion Day!

Jeepers, he’s right! Folks like Hambo can no longer prevent gays from getting married. He’s losing his freedom! Let’s read on:

Sadly, Christians are increasingly being punished for standing on God’s Word and living according to our beliefs based on the Bible. We’re seeing this happen over and over again — usually in regard to gay “marriage” and the sanctity of life. Christians are being forced to affirm gay “marriages,” and Christian organizations and companies are being told they better provide abortion services and medical insurance that includes abortive contraceptives and even abortion — or else! As our nation continues to turn from God’s Word we can only expect this terrible trend to continue.

This is horrible — Hambo can’t have religiously-motivated laws that forbid contraception and abortion! Here’s one last excerpt:

As Christians, we need to be bold in standing on God’s Word, refusing to compromise with our increasingly secular culture. … Thank God for the religious freedom that we still have, though its erosion has been catastrophic, and pray that He will uphold this liberty for the next generation.

We all sympathize with ol’ Hambo, and like him, we long for the pre-Enlightement days of the Salem witch trials when we had true religious freedom. We hope he continues to fight the good fight.

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10 responses to “Ken Ham Rants about Religious Freedom Day

  1. Dear Hambone, the last I heard no one was contemplating a law that would require you to use contraception or have an abortion. The laws I know of allow (but do not require) those who have different opinions about sky fairies than you do to use contraception or have an abortion. I fail to see how that affects your religious freedom.

  2. It would be interesting to hear the outcry resulting from truth in advertising laws being enforced regarding the mystical claims made by charlatans like ol Hambo.

  3. michaelfugate

    Kenny thinks to himself “if it weren’t for fear of hell, I could be out drinking, dancing, and fornicating with both men and women… why does everyone else get to have fun and I don’t?”

  4. SC says “Jeepers, he’s right! Folks like Hambo can no longer prevent gays from getting married”.” He’s losing his freedom!” ……Hilarious and scathing.

  5. Ken ‘Mr Lie’ Ham is losing his religious freedom while building a multi-million dollar, most stupidly self-indulgent waste of space ever? I wish my freedoms were being eroded as harshly.

  6. Charles Deetz ;)

    I have a friend I am sure would agree with Hambo. I don’t know what I could say that would dissuade him. Facts certainly aren’t useful.

  7. Ye secularists fail to see the point of goodly, godly Mr. Dr. Ham. The freedom of marriage limits his freedom to bar that freedom! If goodly, godly Bible-believin’ Christians can’t discriminate, that limits their freedom! By God!

  8. Ham’s idea of religious freedom is like the “freedom,” back in the good ol’ days, of white restaurant owners to refuse to serve folks with an excess of darkitude.

    Of course, he’d have been in good company in 17th-century Massachusetts, whose Puritan founders had moved there to be able to freely practice their religion and to make damn sure everyone else who settled there would practice it too.

  9. @Charles Deetz: Your friend may be more likely to see things your way when you point out that Ken Ham is defending the rights of Islamists to practice Sharia law within their neighborhoods in the US. (although I doubt seriously if Ham realizes this.)

  10. Ham says “Christians are being forced to affirm gay “marriages….”

    No, they’re not.