Racism, Marxism, and Other Stuff from Hambo

Things are getting strange at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG). That’s 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. He just posted this unexpected blog article: Pro-Life Activists Arrested for Chalking “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

In the minds of many people today, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is supposed to affirm that racism is wrong (which it is) and that we need to work to end lingering prejudices and discrimination. Of course, the phrase means much more than that — the Black Lives Matter organization behind the popular hashtag stands for Marxist values, transgender ideology, and a disruption of the family unit. Just a quick glance of the BLM website reveals that.

Racism, Marxism, transgenderism — this is unusual stuff to encounter at a creationist website. Let’s see where Hambo is going with this. He says:

But do many of those who say the phrase “Black Lives Matter” really believe all so-called “black” (really, we’re all just shades of brown) lives matter? No. Apparently there are two different sets of rules.

Two different sets of rules? What’s going on here? He tells us:

A pro-life group, Students for Life of America, recently used sidewalk chalk to spell out the phrase “Black Pre-born Lives Matter” on the sidewalk outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, DC. … But while they were chalking the sidewalk, they were approached by police, and both pro-life activists were arrested. Reportedly, the group had obtained a permit to assemble and a verbal affirmation that their chalk artwork was permitted. They were, however, arrested.

Where’s the creationism in all of this mess? We’re skipping a paragraph about police tolerance in Washington DC of demonstrators painting ‘Defund the Police.’ After that, Hambo declares:

It would appear that in our culture today that there are two sets of rules: one set for people with conservative and/or Christian worldviews [He means creationist!] and another set for those who hold to a secular worldview. And the chasm between the two is growing wider and deeper.

What’s he saying — that there can’t be conservatives who have a secular — i.e. scientific — worldview? All secularists are commies? Well, we warned you things were getting strange at Hambo’s website. He continues:

In our culture today we’re seeing a spiritual battle raging — a battle over foundations. Will we start with God’s Word, which teaches that all humans beings — born or unborn, dark brown, light brown, or in-between, all levels of ability, male or female — are made in the image of God and have equal value and dignity? Or will we start with man’s ideas, which lead to moral relativism and, in our culture today, the belief that unborn lives (among others) do not matter? There is no neutrality (Matthew 12:30). There are only two options — man’s word or God’s Word.

Unless you’re Hambo’s kind of creationist conservative, you’re a racist abortionist. He wraps it all up with a promotion for his creationist tourist attractions:

To learn the truth about the origin of the human race, the formation of different people groups, and how to deal with racism and prejudice, visit the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter [links omitted] in N. Kentucky and see our spectacular exhibits dealing with this timely topic.

That was your daily dose of creationism from ol’ Hambo. Inspirational, wasn’t it?

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14 responses to “Racism, Marxism, and Other Stuff from Hambo

  1. Ham is right, there is a battle raging, but it is between people who accept science against those who reject science. The coronavirus epidemic with all those conspiracy theories floating around makes it very clear.

  2. It isn’t only science, but also other ways of being reasonable.

  3. Dave Luckett

    Oh, no. Not this. If we are sucked into this, it’ll be tears before bedtime, guaranteed. Black Lives Matter, the organisation, its aims and nature; abortion right or wrong; the extent and limits of free speech. Perfect trifecta.

    Me, I’ll be out on the verandah, which I haven’t got, yelling at the neighbours’ kids, which they haven’t got, to get offa my lawn, that isn’t there. Man might as well be doing something useful.

  4. Theodore J Lawry

    The Ark Encounter will teach us “to deal with racism and prejudice?” Ham claims to believe in the Bible, and yet he never refers us to its words, which we can all read for free. Instead he suggests we visit his CreationWorld shows, at $40 dollars a pop. How strange.

  5. Of course “anyone who wants to raise taxes is a communist” and “social democracy leads to the Gulag” doesn’t any more belong in a scientific and fact based worldview than Ol’Hambo’s nonsensical “you’re either a christian or a secularist”. Unfortunately creacrappers are not the only ones who need simple black and white schemes to “justify” their worldviews.

  6. Charley Horse X

    The Republican pols depend on the votes of white racist Christians who think they are being clever in their fake demand to stop black women from having abortions. The imported Ham is a good Republican…..whose businesses / scams are protected by Kentucky Republican pols.

  7. Our Curmudgeon notes

    Things are getting strange at the website of Answers in Genesis

    When wasn’t everything strange there?

    Racism, Marxism, transgenderism — this is unusual stuff to encounter at a creationist website.

    Do you mean, unusual to find it quite so explicitly discussed? But the deeply reactionary political agenda of Creationists has never been a secret.

    Where’s the creationism in all of this mess?

    I think you have it a tad backwards. The main event has always been the reactionary political agenda for which the proponents use religious fundamentalism as the basis for the authority for implementing that agenda.

  8. LIARs4jesus SAY they had VERBAL OK to chalk on other peoples property.
    Well going by past actions by LIARs4jesus, they are probably lying or at least st00pid enough to take a Vogon’s word!

  9. Michael Fugate

    Claiming race is not biological or racial discrimination is not constitutional is not going to solve the problem of racism. Banning abortion is certainly not going to solve it. Neither is calling BLM names. Christians like Ham have had 200+ years in the US to solve it and look where we are today. Sugar-coating the past will get you nowhere.

  10. Charley Horse X

    Spread the word…Panda’s Thumb is back online. Not 100%…but getting there.

  11. Techreseller

    SC, it is time to admit that the Republican Party has been taken over by Creationists, Racists and Utter Greed. I am with Max Boot and George Will in saying I did not leave the party, it left me. I still believe in fiscal conservatism and social liberalism. No room for EITHER in the current Republican Party. They make noise about fiscal conservatism but act otherwise.

  12. Techreseller says: “SC, it is time to admit that the Republican Party has been taken over by Creationists, Racists and Utter Greed.”

    The Republican party certainly isn’t what it used to be. Yes, there’s an ark-load of creationists in the party now, and they all used to be Dems. Racists? Again, that was almost a requirement for being a Southern Dem. They’re still there. In both parties actually. As for “utter greed,” if you think that’s the opposite of socialism, it’s probably best that we don’t discuss the issue.

  13. Michael Fugate

    Let’s face it if we were an equitable society, then things like color, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. would not be disproportionally represented in our society. The numbers shows we are not. Ham may not be making a moral argument for discrimination based on race, but he is for sex, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.