Hambo Disagrees with President Biden

This is a shocking situation, dear reader, but we feel it’s our duty to report it to you. We found it at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG) — 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.

In his new post, Hambo is actually criticizing President Biden. It’s titled President Biden: “There’s Not a Single Thing a Man Can Do That a Woman Can’t”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

“You know, I’ve told my daughters, granddaughters from the time they [were] old enough to understand what I was saying — and I mean it: There’s not a single thing a man can do that a woman can’t do as well or better. Not a single thing.” Who said this? US President Joe Biden recently did during an “Equal Pay Day” event.

Hambo provides this link as the source of that Presidential quote. Then, completely stunned by what the President said, he asks:

So is there really “not a single thing a man can do that a woman can’t do as well or better.” Of course not. Objectively it’s obvious that men and women are not exactly the same. Everyone knows there are obvious biological differences between men and women that mean that are simply some things that only a man can do and there are some things that only a woman can do — the most obvious example, of course, being that only men can father children and only women can carry a child and give birth. [Hey, he’s right!] So why would anyone say something so obviously wrong?

Can Hambo give us an explanation for Biden’s statement? Judge for yourself. He says:

Well, as a whole our culture is trying to get away from any distinctions between men and women. [Huh?] They believe there really is no such thing as male and female — it’s all about how you identify (i.e., how you feel): a man can be a woman and a woman can be a man. So there can’t be any differences between men and women or the entire ideology of gender identity falls apart (which indeed it does).

Your Curmudgeon usually avoids posting about gender issues. As we’ve said before, we’re not interested in what other people think about their gender.. The only private life we’re interested in is our own. We don’t care what other people do — as long as it’s done privately with consenting adults. But Hambo does care He cares a lot, so he tells us:

Such a statement as the President made is just the natural consequence of adopting the current gender ideology. It demands that we ignore objective reality — it’s actually anti-science! [Gasp!] It’s the world’s view of “equality,” but it’s nonsense, as men and women are different in many ways.

Hambo is going to receive an ark-load of criticism for that — but not from his drooling followers. He continues:

Instead of adopting the foolishness of the world, we must look to the wisdom of the Word of God which is clear — men and women are both equally created in the image of God: [We’re skipping a scripture quote.] But we are not the same. Different roles are given to men and women.

Different roles? Egad, that’s politically unpopular! Hambo is a brave man. Let’s read on:

Throughout its pages, the Bible treats men and women as equally valuable but as different from one another. Of course, the fact that men and women are different (and that biological sex exists!) is confirmed by science.

Wowie, Hambo agrees with science, which is a rare event indeed. And here’s how he ends his post:

As the world continues to spiral further into utter foolishness, we must remain committed to the truth found in the Word of God (and that science confirms in many ways) and teach our children and grandchildren that truth: God has made us boys and girls, men and women, and our differences are something to rejoice in, not to ignore and suppress.

In this case Hambo agrees with science, and what he believes is also in the bible. But sometimes he agrees with science even though it’s the opposite of what’s in the bible — see e.g.: The Earth Is Flat! And on other issues, such as the age of the Earth, he believes what’s in the bible even though it’s utterly opposed to science. There’s no consistency here. None whatsoever. But it’s fun to see Hambo disagree with Biden.

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10 responses to “Hambo Disagrees with President Biden

  1. Drag queen?

  2. Derek Freyberg

    Hambo has obviously forgotten the first rule of speaking/writing:
    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”
    Or, since Hambo loves Biblical quotes:
    “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” (Proverbs 17:28, King James Version).

  3. Theodore J Lawry

    SC doesn’t tell us that the same page says that the Answer News broadcast also covers these items: 1)Has gene transfer been seen between plants and animals? 2)Is another planet hiding in our planet? and 3) Exclusive: “Satan shoe” with human blood sells out!
    Great stuff!

  4. Boring non-sequitur from “only men can father children and only women can carry a child and give birth” to “different roles are given to men and women.”
    This was refuted more than 30 years ago:

    INDESCRIBABLY FEMININE – ENGLISH TRANSLATION

    Indescribably
    Feminine

    I was pregnant, I felt like puking
    I didn’t want it, don’t even ask me!
    I pop pills and anyway, dude !
    I’m not going to have no little children !

    No, no, no
    Why should I fulfill my duty as a woman ?
    For who? For them? For you? For me?
    I don’t feel like fulfilling my duty !
    Not for you, not for me, I don’t have any duty !

    When everything was over, I felt like puking
    I know I have to pimp it up
    I pop pills and anyway, dude !
    I’m not going to have any little children

    No, no, no
    Why should I fulfill my duty as a woman ?
    For who? For them? For you? For me?
    I don’t feel like fulfilling my duty !
    Not for you, not for me
    I don’t have any duty !

    Marlene had other plans
    Simone de Beauvoir says : ” God help me ! ”
    And before the first cry of a baby
    I have to liberate myself first
    And immediately I feel myself
    Indescribably feminine
    Feminine !

  5. “Hambo agrees with science”
    Actually only with a very narrow, exclusively biological understanding of gender – and even then not completely. Science recognizes

    a) that human identity is more than a pair of chromosomes;
    b) that there are more options than the XX vs. XY dichotomy. They are rare, but they do exist.

    “our differences are something to rejoice in”
    Ol’Hambo also fails to recognize that, if we look at the complete package, the differences between two random (wo)men are most often larger than the differences between the average woman and the average man.

  6. chris schilling

    “It demands that we ignore objective reality.”

    Don’t all religions?

  7. Dave Luckett

    Sure, FrankB. And on an individual level, she’s absolutely right, and she is properly and correctly stating her rights. Nobody – in Europe, anyway, or in my country either – is going to force any woman to give birth, still less to nurture and raise children. Not you, not me, not society at large, not the nation-state, nobody. OK?

    The average number of births per woman in the Netherlands is now 1.6, down from 3.1 in 1960. The EU average is about the same. Still OK?

    I humbly submit that it has to be OK. There’s no choice. But that it is not without consequences.

  8. “Still OK?”
    Given that overpopulation is the first cause of many, if not most global problems my answer is unambiguously yes.

  9. Hey, at least he called Biden “President”, for many tele-preachers who prophesized that Trump would win re-election, that would be heresy.

    As for “equal pay day”, I do find it annoying. There isn’t an equivalent day observed for “equal life day”, since women live longer than men.

  10. If the hambone disagrees with you, then you know you are right.