Things are a bit strange today at the blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Instead of focusing on creationism and the topics we like — young Earth, six-day creation, Noah’s Ark, etc. — ol’ Hambo is once again blogging about “social issues.” Today his topic is unconventional gender choices.
The news he reports is surprising to us, so it must be a real shock to ol’ Hambo. The title of his post is 24% of Evangelicals Agree “Gender Identity Is a Matter of Choice”.
We wouldn’t have predicted that, but we don’t really care. As we’ve said before, the only private life we’re interested in is our own, and we don’t care what other people do — as long as it’s done privately with consenting adults. But Hambo does care what other people are doing. Here are some excerpts from his post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
According to a recent survey [link omitted], 24% of so-called evangelical Christians in the U.S. agree “gender identity is a matter of choice.” Of this same group, 20% disagree that “sex outside of traditional marriage is a sin” and 18% agree with this statement, “the Bible’s condemnation of homosexual behavior doesn’t apply today” (and 10% aren’t sure!).
Hambo’s link was to the same survey mentioned in our earlier post: Are These Two News Items Related? — the one about beliefs of evangelicals. It still stuns him. He says:
What does this survey tell us? Well, apparently Christians are very confused when it comes to sexuality and biblical morality! [Gasp!] So many people in our churches are biblically illiterate!
People in churches are biblically illiterate? Maybe some are, but we think the people who visit Hambo’s tourist attractions are literally illiterate. Anyway, he tells us:
We need to raise a generation of believers who know how to think biblically — who understand God’s Word as the foundation for their thinking in every area.
Hambo said “every area.” That means you’re not supposed to think about anything in a non-biblical context. He continues:
And we want to help pastors, Christian leaders, and parents with practical answers at our upcoming Answers for Pastors and Leaders conference [Link omitted!] (open to everyone), October 6–8, 2020, at the Ark Encounter, south of Cincinnati.
Sounds like a thrilling event! Let’s read on:
If you are unable to make it to this event in person, we will be streaming the conference on our new online video platform, Answers TV. [Link omitted!] These sessions will be powerful — they are a must watch! [Ooooooooooooh! Powerful!]
The next few paragraphs are about the conference, and we’re going to let you to read that stuff without us if you care to do so. There’s nothing else in Hambo’s post, so that’s it — we’re outta here!
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