Ol’ Hambo Is Shocked — Shocked!

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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19 responses to “Ol’ Hambo Is Shocked — Shocked!

  1. Michael Fugate

    We’re created by God male and female… except for when we aren’t.

    Social conservatives want to define a world into existence. They want to deny all continuous variation into a strict either-or dichotomy. Everyone into a box at birth without any opportunity to escape. It is authoritarian and essentialist and has no relationship to reality.

  2. Who cares? I don’t. Ol’Hambo does. Do you? Or do you, like me, only care about the entertainment Ol’Hambo provides?
    But hey, now we know what to do to scare creacrappers away. Put that sticker on your front door!*

    * “the signs posted outside the restrooms. [Pic at Hambo’s website] (it’s totally offensive and the picture is easy to find on internet as well, but in case Sir Curmudgeon thinks is tasteless:)

    https://studentaffairs.vancouver.su.edu/ sites/ studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/ files/gender-neutral-bathroom.png

  3. Mark Germano

    It’s always good to be reminded that Ken Ham is not just an anti-evolutionist clown, but a terrible human being, as well.

  4. LGBTQIA:
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (or allies). Now say that fast three times (surely Hambo can).
    So what of Hambo’s exact Ark replica? Did the original Ark, if there was one, label it’s loos gender specific, or did the folks all use the same loo?

  5. Mark Germano

    This is, and should be, of utmost importance for those who speak the language of both Moses and Jesus: Modern English. Woe be to the doomed speakers of languages that don’t have different personal pronouns for males and females! Or, [doing sign of the cross] Lord help them, possessive pronouns that depend on the gender of the noun, not the possessor of the object! Woe!

    And don’t get me started on they, them, their, and theirs!

  6. Michael Fugate

    Now, that view is anti-science, anti-genetics, anti-biology, and anti the truth about male and female.

    This describes creationism and the Bible, no?

  7. Richard Bond

    I have often wondered what these sticklers for sexually-segregated bathrooms do on a long flight: cross their legs and clench their buttocks for twelve hours?

  8. Eddie Janssen

    “We’re created by God male and female (Genesis 1:27).”
    According to Ham there was rampant micro-evolution after The Fall. Were humans excluded from this?

  9. Does anyone else remember OMNI magazine? I recall in the mid 90s, an issue suggested that maybe there should be 5 different bathrooms. Male, Female, Merm, Ferm, and Herm. The last three were for actual hermaphrodites (male dominant, female dominant, and both/neither dominant). The article’s conclusion: It’s so rare, it wouldn’t be worth it.
    As for this, yes it is a bit bizarre. When Social Justice Warriors run these events minutia like this is their top priority, to the detriment of whatever they actually want to do. In reality though, don’t you lock yourself in a stall, drop your excrement, and then leave?

  10. Jim Roberts

    The only thing I actually care about when it comes to the people I share a public bathroom with: Do they wash their hands before they leave? Because if they don’t, that person is a monster.

  11. Michael Fugate

    Then again one could just build bathrooms with each individual toilet having an external door and communal sinks and stop ranting about how other people are. The idea that male is the norm is long past it sell by date.

  12. Mike Elzinga

    So, did Noah build separate “facilities” for the males and females on the ark?

    In many countries, and even in some state and national parks in this country, everybody uses the same facilities; and nobody seems to make a big deal of it. I think the only thing folks might be concerned about is the cleanliness of the facility.

    Don’t all those “droppings” get mixed together in the sewers and gutters anyway? Who is going to do DNA testing of those droppings in order to determine if people are using the facilities “properly?”

  13. Karl Goldsmith

    Was posted about on the Utah Outcasts facebook yesterday, and I simple said “Do you think they went around saying, we are from that fake museum in Kentucky?”

  14. I wonder whether any of the people associated with this museum ever worry about the etymology of the word “museum”. A temple to the goddesses known as “Muses”.

    Sing, goddess, of the wrath …

  15. Klinklepecker says ” And with preferred pronoun stickers [What?] and all gender restrooms [Gasp!], it wasn’t quite what they were expecting!”
    Oh dear. New Orleans can be pretty racy. Georgia and Jennifer must have absolutely flipped when the walked down Bourbon Street that night and met the transgender non creationist denizens near the Napoleon House.

  16. Klupplewacker says , “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.” Oh dear. Ol Hambone would have been faced with an unsolvable conundrum had he filled out his name tag.
    THe fear of gender issues by Kookerpanso must mean there are a lot of closet LGBQTunwilling to. come out among the drooler ranks.

  17. Eric Lipps

    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.

    Apparently Ham is unaware that there are significant numbers of biologically “intersex” individuals, whose condition is either genetic (certain abnormal arrangements of the X and Y chromosomes) or congenital (caused by abnormal conditions in the womb). There are, for example, people with an XY chromosomal makeup who nevertheless have developed, at least outwardly, as female due to an insensitivity to male hormones. God, it seems, has more imagination than Ken Ham (imagine that!) where sex is concerned.

    I suppose, though, that the Hamster would wave that away as resulting from our “sin nature” since Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden (or possibly since the Flood).

  18. I guess Hambo and the missus have separate bathrooms. Mrs. Hambo isn’t even given the honor of doing her womanly duties and cleaning the MALE bathroom, it’s such a sacred, god-given commandment that must not be breached.

  19. Why is nobody talking about the real news here? Why was the Creation Museum even participating in this? They don’t even qualify as such. They have no real ARTIFACTS…..