We have shocking — absolutely shocking — news from the creationist empire of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man, who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
The last thing in the world we expected to see was just posted at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry. It’s titled Ark Encounter and Creation Museum to Temporarily Close Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. There is no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The leadership of Answers in Genesis and its biblical attractions, the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, has been and continues to be actively meeting and communicating nearly around the clock concerning the ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Why? Surely the divine essence of their activities should result in a heavenly shield of immunity over all of Hambo’s enterprises. For some reason — never explained — they seem to believe that the creator of all things has forsaken them. They say:
After communicating with our staff yesterday to prepare them for the strong likelihood that our attractions would be closing to the public, we made the decision today and informed our staff earlier that we would be closing the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter to guests effective Tuesday, March 17. [Egad — that’s tomorrow!] We have taken this action after considering numerous factors, including foremost the health and safety of our staff and our visiting guests.
We are truly amazed. Why are they doing this? If there is any place on Earth where the protection of divine providence guarantees the immunity of all who work or visit there, it should be Hambo’s enterprises.
After that astonishing announcement they tell us:
We project that we will reopen the attractions to the public on Thursday, April 2. We deeply regret and apologize for the impact this will have on our wonderful guests who made plans to visit over the coming days when we will be closed.
And it ends with this:
Please pray for our nation, the AiG ministry, and especially all of those impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Your Curmudgeon doesn’t understand their announcement. Can you explain it, dear reader?
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