In the Cincinnati Enquirer of Cincinnati, Ohio, just across the border from Northern Kentucky where Ken Ham’s creationist empire is located, we just spotted this headline: Former president Jimmy Carter visits Ark Encounter. They have a comments section, but there aren’t any yet.
This is one of those times when the news seems to be a skit for some late-night comedy show. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Former President Jimmy Carter Friday toured the Ark Encounter under construction here in rural Grant County, with officials saying he was there to support a friend who was instrumental in the construction of the massive structure.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Jimmy Carter and Noah’s Ark, together at last! However, it would appear that it’s not a perfect match. The Cincinnati Enquirer tells us:
Carter, who has a science degree and was a nuclear engineer for the Navy, has previously said that he believes in God and is a Christian, but also that he believes that the world and universe are millions and billions of years old.
Egad — that’s blasphemy! So why is Carter visiting the Ark? We’re told:
The 91-year-old Carter, who underwent surgery for brain cancer late last year, said he was there to support long-time friend LeRoy Troyer, president of the construction company that handled most of the timber and woodwork for the ark.
Ah, then Carter isn’t one of Hambo’s drooling fans. In fact, one of our clandestine operatives, code-named Blue Grass, just sent us a link to this old news story from 2004 at the CNN website (the news organization, not Pat Robertson’s ministry): Carter slams Georgia’s ‘evolution’ proposal. That says:
Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he was embarrassed by the Georgia Department of Education proposal to eliminate the word “evolution” from the state’s curriculum. “As a Christian, a trained engineer and scientist, and a professor at Emory University, I am embarrassed by Superintendent Kathy Cox’s attempt to censor and distort the education of Georgia’s students,” Carter said in a written statement.
That CNN story is old news, so we won’t provide any more excerpts, but it’s clear that Carter isn’t a drooling creationist. Nevertheless, he’s visiting Hambo’s Ark, so we can expect that ol’ Hambo will make the most of it.
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