This is an unusual blog post for us, because it’s not about creationism. Rather, it’s about one of the social issues that are increasingly becoming an obsession with Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Look what appears at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry: Preferred Pronoun Stickers, All Gender Restrooms, and More. Weird, huh? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Do I ever have a story for you! [Oh, goodie!] Two of our staff members, Dr. Georgia Purdom and Dr. Jennifer Rivera, recently went to New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), an organization of museum professionals (including scientists). And with preferred pronoun stickers [What?] and all gender restrooms [Gasp!], it wasn’t quite what they were expecting!
We’ve written about Sweet Georgia Purdom before. Jennifer Rivera is a forensic science teacher whom Hambo has described as “the Creation Museum’s education specialist.” What happened to the two ladies in New Orleans? Hambo says:
Drs. Purdom and Rivera are responsible for designing many of the wonderful programs, workshops, and other educational activities we offer here at the Creation Museum. But the potential usefulness of the AAM meeting was completely eclipsed by the “virtue signaling” and political correctness of the organizers.
This sounds weird. Hambo tells us:
One of the first things Georgia and Jennifer noticed when they arrived were the signs posted outside the restrooms. [Pic at Hambo’s website.] As you can see, the AAM invited everyone to use whichever restroom facility they wanted.
Ooooooooooooh! How confusing! Hambo continues:
Now, that view is anti-science, anti-genetics, anti-biology, and anti the truth about male and female. [Does the bible mention separate bathrooms?] Jennifer said that, because the lines to the women’s restroom were long, several women left the line and used the men’s restrooms since the signs invited them to use whichever restroom they wanted. [Aaaargh!!] This is probably not what the organizers had in mind!
We’re not told what Georgia and Jennifer did, but we assume they behaved with meticulous propriety. Oh wait — it gets even better:
In a further denial that we’ve been created male and female (Genesis 1:27), the convention featured ribbon stickers for attendees to attach to their name tags if they so chose. These stickers announced one’s preferred pronoun, and they came in three options: he/him/his, she/her/hers, and fill in the blank for whatever pronoun they preferred.
Your Curmudgeon has attended many conventions, but we’ve never experienced anything like that. And if you’re wondering how to address us, it’s “Mr. Curmudgeon,” or “Sir” — but that’s because we’re so antiquated in such things. Museum folks are far more advanced than the rest of us. Let’s read on:
Clearly, the AAM wants to be seen first and foremost as an LGBTQIA+ ally. [What’s LGBTQIA+?] But, really, it’s an outright denial of biological and biblical reality — we’re created male and female. A denial of this truth leads to confusion and chaos, as was exhibited throughout the convention.
Hambo needs to straighten those people out (so to speak). Skipping a bit, here’s another excerpt:
As Christians, we must not fall into this kind of thinking. We live to please God, not man (Acts 5:29). And his authoritative Word is clear on this issue — We’re created by God male and female (Genesis 1:27). It should make us all very thankful for the Creation Museum and its proclamation of the truth of God’s Word.
There’s no bathroom confusion or pronoun tags at Hambo’s place! Here’s how he ends his post:
So really, this conference turned out to be a gathering not primarily about museum programs and workshops, but the AAM allowed it to be an LGBTQ agenda-driven conference disguised as a museum conference.
Okay, dear reader, now you know what’s going on in the museum world — according to Hambo. If any of you have any information about this, please inform us. Otherwise, all we’ll ever know is what Hambo reports.
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