Things just keep getting stranger 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 other topics we enjoy, like young Earth, flat Earth, Noah’s Ark, etc., ol’ Hambo is once again blogging about unconventional gender choices.
Your Curmudgeon rarely blogs about that topic. 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, and the news he’s reporting today is rather strange, so we’ll take a look.
The title of Hambo’s post at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, is 1 in 6 Young Americans Identify as LGBT. Shocking, huh? For those who don’t know what those initials mean, Wikipedia explains it: LGBT. Now that you know what Hambo’s talking about, here are some excerpts from his post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Stop and consider this for just a moment: for those over the age of 75 in America (known as the Greatest Generation), a mere 1.3% percent would identify themselves as LGBT. Only 1.3% percent — just a tiny fraction. Contrast that with today’s young people where, according to a just-released 2020 Gallup poll, 15.9% percent identify as LGBT. [What?] That means in a group of six American young people, one identifies as LGBT. That’s staggering. It’s a dramatic shift in the culture.
Here’s Gallup’s article on the poll: LGBT Identification Rises to 5.6% in Latest U.S. Estimate. That figure in their title is for the entire population. When they break it down by generation, they give the 15.9% figure that Hambo is writing about. Okay, let’s get back to Hambo. He says:
What has happened? Well, before we get into that question, let’s dig into those numbers a little bit. The survey found that nearly 16% of young people (18–23) claim they are LGBT. Of that 16%, nearly three-quarters (11%) would claim the “B” in LGBT — “bisexual” (being attracted to both men and women). Contrast that with the Greatest Generation, where only 0.3% identify as bisexual. Now that’s interesting!
We could point out that this stunning increase occurred at the same time that Hambo’s career in creationism was flourishing, but that’s probably just a coincidence, so we won’t dwell on it. Hambo tells us:
Now, I want to bring out three things that I believe explain what is happening in our US culture today.
1, These statistics — particularly the number of people who identify as bisexual — point towards the seismic shift in our culture. It’s increasingly becoming popular among young people to identify as LGBT. That is, to be “inclusive.” To celebrate LGBT identity. …
2. This shift is built on a change in foundations. You see, in the past, generations were much more “Christianized.” That’s not to say everyone was a Christian, but American culture was much more “Christianized.” By and large, people respected the Bible, believed in God, and had a similar view of Christian morality. That foundation has been almost completely erased by the rise of secularism, which is founded on evolutionary naturalism and evolution [Ah hah!] occurring over millions of years (which is essentially the religion of atheism — there’s no God, no moral absolutes, we’re just animals, there is no ultimate purpose and meaning to life, etc.).
3. We’re really seeing Romans chapter 1 playing out before our eyes. We have a culture that has abandoned the knowledge and worship of God, and one of the sins God turns a culture over to when they’ve rejected him is homosexual behavior. [Skipping several paragraphs of scripture.]
There you have it, dear reader. Hambo says it’s Darwin’s fault! It’s the belief in evolution that’s causing young people to … well, to to whatever it is that they’re doing. However, we can’t help noticing that large parts of the world have never been “Christianized.” Are the Chinese and Japanese all gay? What about other parts of the world that have never been Christian? No doubt, ol’ Hambo will soon give us a report about them, to show us that their behavior supports the claims he just made today. We’ll be waiting.
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