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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