Look at this one from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia. It’s titled NASA Astronaut Visits the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
We recently had a very special guest visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Barry “Butch” Wilmore, a NASA astronaut, space shuttle pilot, and a commander of an International Space Station expedition, came with his wife and two daughters to tour our two attractions in Northern Kentucky.
Barry has spent 178 days in outer space, including being the first space shuttle pilot to do a spacewalk. He’s a biblical creationist, loves God’s Word, and boldly shares the gospel with others.
Wikipedia has a write-up on him — see Barry E. Wilmore — but it doesn’t mention his creationism. Hambo tells us:
We were blessed by an enthralling message from Barry during our morning staff meeting. He told us about his work as an astronaut and his time on the International Space Station, and showed us breathtaking photos of the earth from outer space. We recorded his presentation so I could share it with you.
Click over there and watch the thing, if you like. Hambo continues:
I also did a short Facebook Live video with Barry in Legacy Hall. You can watch that below. At the beginning of this video, I asked him if the earth was flat when he viewed it from space. Hear his answer.
We watched the first few minutes of that one. Spoiler alert: Like most creationists, somehow Wilmore isn’t a flat-Earther, in spite of all the scriptural passages we quoted in The Earth Is Flat!
The rest of Hambo’s post is promotional stuff, so we’ll quit here. We must add, however, that something like this has happened before. A couple of years ago we wrote ICR Interviews Astronaut Jeffrey Williams. Like Wilmore, Williams also has an engineering degree. These guys are further evidence of the Salem hypothesis that engineering types have a tendency toward the creationist viewpoint.
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