This is a real mind-bender from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. It’s posted at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Anti-Christian Convention in Cincinnati? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The American Atheists will be holding their annual convention in Cincinnati April 18–21, 2019.
Egad! Cincinnati isn’t far from Hambo’s replica of Noah’s Ark. This is horrible! Hambo says:
They state the following about their convention:
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
This convention welcomes families with children and expects all participants to treat these families with courtesy and respect. Parents or guardians bringing children are responsible for their children’s behavior.
Amazing! Hambo must be red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. He continues:
But then they declare: “Parents or guardians should be aware not all sessions may be suitable for children.” So maybe it’s not so family friendly after all. [Aha!] And, actually, from the atheists’ perspective, why do they draw any lines regarding what is supposedly “suitable” or not for children? Atheists have no basis for any moral statements except their own subjective opinions — which will vary from atheist to atheist.
He’s right! Those hell-bound wretches have no moral standards at all. It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah — and you know what happened to them! Hambo tells us:
Then right after AA’s statement about the supposed “family friendly event,” they also state that the conference is an: LGBTQ FRIENDLY EVENT [Gasp!] They state:
To ensure that all members of the atheist community are welcome at our conventions, American Atheists is consciously working to create a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community. One way of acknowledging transgender people’s needs and experiences is to designate a number of restrooms gender inclusive, which we will do with educational signs. [Link omitted.]
We can’t imagine Hambo’s thoughts about such things, but he announces his official reaction:
I do want to state that we at Answers in Genesis show no animosity towards people in the LGBTQ movement [Of course not!] But we cannot condone their worldview, which Scripture clearly teaches is sin and is against God’s created genders (Genesis 1:27) and the true meaning of marriage (Matthew 19: 4–7) — and it’s against biological realities (such as sex-determining chromosomes) whether you believe God’s Word or not! Sadly, though, when Christians take such a stand based on Scripture, many atheists falsely accuse us of being homophobic.
False accusations — how unfair! He continues:
Increasingly in this world, I find that standing boldly on Scripture regarding such issues is wrongly deemed by many atheists as hatred against the people with whom we disagree. Christians are to love their neighbors — but love also means pointing out to others what Scripture teaches is sin.
It’s not hate; it’s love! Let’s read on:
Many atheists have vehemently opposed Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter. [The fools!] A local atheist group has conducted a protest outside the Ark Encounter gates on three occasions and claims that as a Christian attraction that is receiving a sales-tax incentive (available to all tourist attractions in Kentucky that fulfill the requirements) and tax deductible donations, AiG should not be allowed to hire only people who agree with our mission.
We’re written about that before. As a religious organization, Hambo’s ministry shouldn’t be receiving all the tax goodies it’s been getting — see A Summary of Ark Park Financial Gimmicks. Hambo disagrees:
But the American Atheist organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, thus also receiving financial benefit, such as tax exemptions from the government … .
Yes, but being exempt from paying taxes is not the same as receiving money from the government. Skipping some nit-picking, he declares:
Of course, you only have to look at major atheist websites and Facebook accounts, Twitter feeds, etc., to understand that their primary “criticism” is of Christianity. In fact, it’s not just “criticism.” Such posts are full of blasphemy [Gasp!], hatred against Christians (just see atheists’ tweets about me as an example), sexual perversion (if judged against Christian morality — atheists have no basis for morality except their subjective opinions), mocking of God, expletives, and the list goes on. What we can say for sure is that many of these atheists are Christophobic or Christianophobic. And no doubt those who attend this “family friendly” event at the Cincinnati Hilton hotel will hear such attacks on the Christian faith.
Intolerable! They should be lashed — in a loving way, of course — and then herded into re-education camps. Here’s one more excerpt:
If atheists were truly conducting a “criticism of religion,” they would be criticizing their own religion, as atheism is a religion. [Groan!] They believe all life came about by natural processes. [Hee hee!] Atheists believe there is no God to whom they’re accountable. They believe the Bible is a book of mythology. Their convention really is an anti-Christian convention because, as Jesus said, you’re either for him or against him. (Matt 12:30)
The rest of Hambo’s post is about a conference he’s promoting — to teach The Truth™. You can click over there to read about if it you like, but this is where we leave him, righteously ranting about the atheists.
Your Curmudgeon is aloof from all of this. We don’t align with either organization, because the Cosmic Aardvark satisfies our spiritual needs. But it’s amusing to see how they react to each other.
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