The Stuff Hambo Thinks About

This is not one of our issues, but we’re going to blog about it to show you what goes on in the mind of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.

Hambo just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Gay Barbie? Couple Pushes for “Diversity” in Doll Sets. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

For nearly 60 years Barbie and Ken — the famous plastic dolls produced by Mattel — have been a pair. But a gay couple is meeting with Mattel in the hopes of changing that [link omitted]. This couple was unable to find a gay wedding doll set to give as a gift, so they made their own by buying a wedding set and an additional Ken doll, removing Barbie, and placing the Ken doll by the other Ken doll’s side. After they complained about a lack of “diversity” to Mattel, they secured a meeting with the toymakers in the hopes of helping them expand their doll line.

Why are we writing about this nonsense? Because Hambo has written about it, and he’s a significant force in the world of creationism. He says:

This is just another attempt to normalize gay “marriage” and other sexual perversions. Many of those in the LGBT community want to make it seem so normal — just another type of family or relationship — that the next generation won’t even bat an eyelash. And they’re becoming increasingly successful.

Hambo is really obsessed with this. He tells us:

As soon as you reject God’s Word, you’re left with moral chaos as everyone does what’s right in their own eyes [scripture reference]. I predict that in the coming years, we will see increasing attempts to normalize pedophilia (we’re already seeing these), polygamy (again we’re already witnessing this), and bestiality. And we’re also observing that the LGBTQ movement doesn’t just want the freedom to express their views, but to insist on acceptance by everyone — thus undermining freedom of religion and the free exercise of religion (guaranteed by the US Constitution) for Christians who build their thinking on God’s Word concerning marriage and sexuality.

Hambo doesn’t appreciate that the LGBTQ people are taking themselves out of the gene pool. He also wants the religious freedom to condemn and reject them. His tirade continues:

We cannot hide and shelter our children from sexual sin — including homosexuality and gay “marriage” — forever. Eventually, and probably sooner than we’d like, “it’s going to come up.” [Egad!] The culture is pushing the LGBT agenda in every way possible from curricula, to parades, to media, to anti-bullying campaigns, to apparel, and now even toys. They [children] will encounter this idea — are they prepared to think biblically about it?

Are the children prepared to think biblically? According to Hambo, it’s the only way to think — about everything. Let’s read on:

We need to be equipping our children with a biblical view of marriage and sexuality. We need to be teaching them apologetics so they can defend what they believe about marriage. You see, as Christians we start with a different starting point from the world, which bases its thinking on man’s ever-changing opinions. God’s Word — the revealed word of truth from our Creator — is our authority and that’s why we think so radically different from the world. And because we start with God’s Word, we understand that marriage was created and ordained by God [scripture references] therefore he alone has the authority to define what it is. And he has clearly defined it as between one man and one woman.

Is Hambo aware that people who don’t think biblically get happily married every day? Probably not. He drones on a bit more, and ends with this.

Our children and grandchildren are growing up in a very different world. We must equip them to think biblically and, no matter how commonplace these sexual perversions become, look at the world through the lens of Scripture, not culture.

And so, dear reader, the question for today is this: How long will it be before Hambo starts raising money for a Sodom & Gomorrah theme park?

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18 responses to “The Stuff Hambo Thinks About

  1. Michael Fugate

    So typical. Scurrilous attempt to link behaviors between consenting adults with those which are not – none of these are connected to marriage equality.

    It is all about fear of people who differ.

  2. Dave Luckett

    Nobody has been able to find a human society that does not have an institution of marriage. Definitions differ, the customs surrounding it are widely variant, but it’s always present, even in human societies that never heard of Ham’s god.

    Ham’s god defines polygyny as acceptable, even preferable, which we somewhat deprecate today. The west does tend to practice a form of serial polygamy, it’s true, and at the very least has dispensed with the precept of Jesus on the subject, and allows divorce for other causes than the adultery of the wife. So already we are somewhat removed from the, er, word of God on the matter.

    So if Ham wishes to urge a scriptural definition of marriage as binding on anyone but himself, let him state plainly that he thinks men should be allowed to marry several women at once and not allow them to divorce their husbands for any cause, and further, not recognise any divorce not meeting Jesus’s instructions. He won’t do that, of course, because it would be impolitic. Divorced people send money, after all.

  3. Moral chaos reigned supreme in the churches. Yahweh didn’t bat an (immaterial) eyelid. I doubt he’s greatly exercised by what the “queers” get up to.

    Ken fails to live up to the injunctions set out in Leviticus. Maybe he should be in dialogue with ISIS, who take their responsibilities against the alleged sexual transgressions of homosexuals very seriously indeed.

  4. So how is Ham injured when a same sex marriage occurs. The number of LGBT people in the society is estimated to be about five percent. Only a few of those will choose to marry. Be generous and say that two percent of the population will marry. He seems to think that the actions of people who comprise two to five percent of the population can upset society. That’s an absurd fear and I don’t think he really believes it. In my view he’s just advertising himself as a homophobic bigot.

  5. Retired Prof

    A moral transgression occurs when one person (or group) harms another. Cynic’s rhetorical question asking how Ham is “injured when a same sex marriage occurs” goes straight to the point. A same-sex marriage (or a same-sex relationship without marriage) does no harm to others, in and of itself. Ham and his ilk get upset only because such an arrangement violates one of their pet taboos. They have many others, but let them pass for now.

    And here’s the deal: if you force someone to follow your taboos, you rob them of their freedom. That is the moral transgression here. So fundamentalists howling about violations of their religious freedom have got it backward. They are the ones eager to violate religious freedom.

  6. Michael Fugate

    I was thinking that an agnostic or atheist wouldn’t really have a problem with the 1st commandment; they would have no gods before any others. And where is the commandment on sexual orientation?

  7. The Nashville Statement at the moment of writing has three Wikipedia entries. The first one of course is English. The second and third one are Portuguese and ….. Dutch.

    It has become a national scandal; my newspaper spends two pages on it today. Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie) has started an investigation.

  8. The people trying to NORMALIZE pedophilia are religious! The buyBull say polygamy is A-OK!! Marrying animals is allowed by religion (hindodo in india)..Hambone a great xtian LIAR! But even worse are the large group of dim ones that like what Ham says!

  9. Hambo makes a telling confession:

    we start with a different starting point from the world

    –but instead, one that is far outside reality, from which they thenceforth steadily flee even further and further into the dark dungeons of their own fetid imaginations…

  10. “Our children and grandchildren are growing up in a very different world. We must equip them to think biblically and, no matter how commonplace these sexual perversions become, look at the world through the lens of Scripture, not culture.”

    It’s always about “but think of the children”. Ham’s solution: brainwash the kids with a twisted interpretation of some ancient text. Ham should tread carefully, 12 male disciples sounds rather gay to me.

  11. Hambo overlooks the greatest and most harmful of biblical sex sins – adultery. Of course railing against that might affect his pocketbook

  12. Would it be too cheap a shot to suggest there is a genuine slippery slope from which we should shield our children? I mean the one that starts with the youngster putting out milk and cookies for Santa and ends up with him buying a lifetime ticket for Hambo’s Ark Experience?

    …Yep, way too cheap a shot. Apologies.

  13. I note that the Nashvile Statement mentions that marriage is for a lifetime. Divorce and remarriage are a no-no.

  14. Ultimately, it’s just another sales pitch for his “educational” materials. Ken is all about the money.

    “Create a problem, be the solution”.

  15. Michael Fugate

    Nashville Statement – It is interesting, but not surprising, that DI fellow traveler JP Moreland signed on. I do love the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – what a name. Men are subjects women are objects. These are the people that are advising Trump.

  16. @Michael Fugate
    You aren’t thinking of Exodus 20:17, are you:
    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

  17. Michael Fugate

    Yes. The biblical view of womanhood is as property – father’s, husband’s, brother-in-law’s, adult son’s, etc. The same applies to children and even men of other tribes – which is why slavery is biblical. A certain subset of males are so afraid of diversity and merit because they don’t want to compete, but just be handed something.

  18. Karl Goldsmith

    I just want him to come out and admit to being a bigot, sadly he is too much of a coward.