Ken Ham Is Expanding into Mexico

You gotta give credit to Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He knows where the opportunities are.

First, he located in Kentucky, where his creationism has been well received. Now he’s identified another fertile market. His new post is titled Respuestas en Génesis Is Expanding into Latin America. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

There is such a hunger for creation-apologetics teaching in churches around the world. It doesn’t matter where we go, people want answers to questions such as “Where did Cain get his wife?” “Does the Bible explain dinosaurs?” “What about evolution and millions of years?” “How can you believe in a loving God with all the death and suffering we see around us?” And because we’ve found that countries in Latin America are especially hungry and eager to get answers, we’re expanding and establishing a base in Mexico.

Isn’t this exciting? Then he says:

Latin America has nearly twice the population of North America at 600 million people — there’s a tremendous opportunity to share the truth with Spanish-speaking people living in 19 countries and territories.

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Hambo will save them from Darwin and bring them The Truth. After that he tells us:

[W]e’re thrilled to announce Answers in Genesis–Mexico (or Respuestas en Génesis México). This new outreach will give us a headquarters in Latin America, allowing us to do local printing of Spanish resources and to help build relationships with the largest book distributors in Latin America, getting these truly biblical creation-apologetics resources into the hands of as many people as possible.

Wowie — that really is thrilling! Hambo continues:

Obviously, all of this outreach is virtually impossible to coordinate and implement effectively from an office in Northern Kentucky. So Joe Owen, who heads up our Spanish-language outreaches at AiG, is moving his family of six children to Mexico to open a brand-new Latin American office.

Mexico should have agreed with Trump about a wall at the border. Now it’s too late — the creationists are coming! One last excerpt:

We are so excited about this new opportunity and are praying that God will bless it and use the outreaches mightily to equip his church to stand on the authority of God’s Word from the very beginning and boldly proclaim the gospel. The opportunities in Latin America seem almost endless!

Who knows, maybe Hambo will have so much success down there he’ll move his whole operation south of the border. Oh, wait — the ark is immobile. He’s stuck in Kentucky.

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14 responses to “Ken Ham Is Expanding into Mexico

  1. Wait till he sees how they celebrate Halloween down there! – Dia de los Muertos

    Maybe he’ll sell his halloween tracts for them to put on their mantels?

  2. Will it help that he looks like someone Clint Eastwood is going to shoot any minute now? “The good, the Bad, and the Evangelical.” “A Fistful of…well the rest goes without saying….

  3. Holding The Line In Florida

    Haven’t we done enough damage to Central America without inflicting them with the Hambone too? Such cruelty cannot be forgiven!

  4. When you think about it, it’s most unfortunate that he’ll be trying to spread his gibberish to those people, many of whom are not very literate. Then those people can press their governments and schools to accept Ham’s gibberish, like in the schools where they would expect their kids to swallow this stuff, and even compete in the universities to have “both sides” heard. People like Ham can do a great deal of damage to peoples’ minds. But also, South America is a battleground between evangelical protestants and catholics, and unlike in the US where the catholics say they support evolution, that might not be the case in S.A.

  5. He’s eyeing off the success of the Evangelicals and even the Baptists, especially in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Latin America has of course a long cultural association with Roman Catholicism, but there has always been a slant of the mystical and ecstatic, with transference from native American religions. And there has also always been a strong connection between religion and government, and not such a commitment to secular government.

    The point about education is possibly a factor, as well. I wonder what proportion of secondary education in Mexico is delivered by Church schools, and to what extent they teach biology and specifically the theory of evolution. For that matter, I wonder how high is the proportion of Mexicans generally who receive a general scientific education, especially among the working class. I wouldn’t put it past Ham to have done his homework rather well.

  6. Ham:
    “…there’s a tremendous opportunity to share the truth with Spanish-speaking people living in 19 countries and territories.”

    We wonder if Ham realizes Brazil is a Portuguese-speaking country, or is he not going to bother with it there?

  7. Michael Fugate

    Is Ham’s truth the same as the DI’s truth?

  8. DaveL wonders “what proportion of secondary education in Mexico is delivered by Church schools”.
    Wikipedia tells us that “Education standards are set by the Secretariat of Public Education” so the correct question is how much influence the RCC has there. Given Mexico’s anti-clerical history the answer is far from obvious.

    MichaelF asks another question. The answer is largely the same, say 60%. Ol’Hambo and the IDiots agree that
    1. Evolution Theory is false;
    2. the God of the Gaps fallacy is a vaiid argument and
    3. Paley’s False Watchmaker Analogy is valid.

    They disagree on
    4. the age of our Universe and
    5. the extent that Holy Scripture provides evidence for the natural sciences.

  9. Ken Phelps says: “Will it help that he looks like someone Clint Eastwood is going to shoot any minute now?”

    The scene: A few miles south of the Rio Grande. Hambo and his party of creation scientists are suddenly surrounded by a gang of desperados on horseback. Their leader, wearing crossed ammo belts on his chest, grins toothlessly and says:

    Welcome to Meh-hee-co, Seen-your Hambo! You are wasting your time here. My soul already belongs to El Diablo!

  10. Michael Fugate

    Badges. We don’t need no steenkin’ badges.

  11. The title of this article was initially misleading.

    I mean, I know obesity is commonplace in the USA, but for one man in Kentucky to expand into Mexico is ridiculous!

  12. Maybe Mexico will pay for the wall when they find out who’s trying to cross the border.

  13. The winner of this thread is Paul.