Hambo’s Ark Is Now Lit Up with Green Lights

A large percentage of the articles at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG) are about LGBTQetc issues. We almost always ignore such posts because they don’t interest us. But AIG is the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else, and he can write about anything he likes.

Anyway, we found something about ol’ Hambo at Fox News. Their headline is Noah’s Ark replica lit up green to show support for fight against coronavirus in Kentucky. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Kentucky is showing support of biblical proportions for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark exhibit, 40 miles south of Cincinnati, was lit up with green after Gov. Andy Beshear called for Kentuckians to unite against the virus and show compassion. “Today was tough for Kentucky,” the Democratic governor tweeted March 31. “Tonight, let’s light our homes green to honor those we’ve lost and commit to working even harder tomorrow to beat COVID-19.”

Green is the color of compassion? We didn’t know that. As for the ark, our readers know Hambo is famed for building an exact replica of Noah’s Ark known as Ark Encounter. Fox tells us:

Ken Ham, founder of The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, said the biblical-sized boat is possibly the “most striking structure” in the state.

Maybe it is. We’ve never been to Kentucky, so we wouldn’t know. After that they quote Hambo some more:

“As a Christian ministry, we want to love our neighbor and express compassion, kindness and humility during a very challenging time,” he added. “When we re-open, we look forward to sharing biblical teachings like these as we welcome back our guests.”

That’s all they say about Hambo and his ark. Then they quote some preachers about the coronavirus, so that’s all we can get out of Fox. However, this green ark is very odd. As our readers recall, three years ago we wrote Hambo and the Rainbow, when Hambo became so obsessed with the LGBTQetc community that he actually illuminated the ark in rainbow colors at night — and he was proud of it. He was “taking the rainbow” back.” He said this at his blog:

But the rainbow itself wasn’t designed to be a symbol of freedom, love, pride, or the LGBTQ movement. [Hambo’s bold font.] God created this beautiful, colorful phenomenon and designated it as a sign of His covenant with Noah and his descendants forever. … As Christians, we need to take the rainbow back and teach our young people its true meaning.

Since then, we’ve been told that his ark has been bathed in rainbow colored lights every night — until now. Does any of this matter? Not really. The LGBTQ people are still using the rainbow as their symbol, and the coronavirus doesn’t care about the lights at Hambo’s ark. But if this stuff makes Hambo happy, that’s fine with us.

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6 responses to “Hambo’s Ark Is Now Lit Up with Green Lights

  1. I hadn’t heard about the ark being lit in rainbow colors. You can see the ark in the distance from I-75 while driving between Cincinnati and Lexington. I wonder how many drivers at night, seeing the bright rainbow colors, think it’s some kind of LBGTQ-themed amusement park?

  2. Dave Luckett

    Green was the colour of the environmental movement, lo! these many years gone – and it’s obvious why it should be. What it has to do with compassion is a mystery to me. In heraldry, vert is held to symbolise abundance, joy, fruitfulness and constancy, which are all to be drawn from its association with verdant nature. But compassion? Er. No. And for Ham to use the colours of the environmental movement to light up a car park containing fossil-fuel burners that drove hundreds of miles to get there, is a piece of monumental nerve.

    Elsewhere, and as usual, Ham is putting his own take on Scripture, and in this case it requires removing words from the text. The bow that God set in the clouds is specifically said to be a reminder to God, appearing without His instigation, to make Him remember that He said He wouldn’t bring another great Flood (Genesis 9:16).

    It’s typical of Ham and his brethren to leave out a telling detail like that. Here’s God, having to set Himself some kind of automatic alarm in case He forgets and drowns everything again. Better evidence that we are dealing with a limited and anthropomorphised deity could not be found. This is not the God of Job, nor of Jesus. It’s a fumbling, bumbling cosmic contractor, one with amaaaazing powers, but limited by the same inability to know the future, and the same anger, forgetfulness and inattention that afflicts us.

    Genesis is all about such a God, one capable of error, petulance, vengefulness and partiality. Some of those qualities remain, mind. But anyone who can read this as a factual account of the acts of a God you’d actually worship really needs professional help. One hesitates to use the cliche “daddy issues”, but there’s a prima facie case for it. I have no idea what the relations were between Ham and his father, but I think it would be a fruitful field of enquiry.

  3. Isn’t green the colour of Islam?

  4. chris schilling

    Green Arks and Ham?

  5. Douglas Swartzendruber

    chris s – now that made me chuckle

  6. Techreseller

    SC, if you have ever been in the Cincinnati airport, you have been to Kentucky. The airport is located in Kentucky right across the river.