Your Destiny Awaits You in Kentucky

This may be your last chance, dear reader, so pay attention. You have an opportunity to work for Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.

We’ve written about such opportunities before — see, e.g.: Work for Hambo and Find Fulfillment, but who knows — an opportunity like this may never come again, so pay attention! Hambo’s latest article on this is titled Job Fair at Creation Museum on April 20 and Ark Encounter on May 10. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

It takes a lot of very talented and hard-working individuals to operate the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, and Answers in Genesis ministries here in N. Kentucky. If you’d like to be part of the gospel-centered work taking place here [Who wouldn’t?], I encourage you to consider coming to our job fairs at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter or open interviews in Williamsburg, KY, or to apply online. A variety of positions are available.

Before proceeding further, we need to tell you something of great importance. Among the requirements for every job, you must agree with and be able to sign Hambo’s Statement of Faith. That shouldn’t be a problem for you, but you ought to click over there to look at it very carefully — just to make sure.

Okay, back to Hambo’s post. He says:

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021 [Two days from today!], join us anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. for our job fair [Link omitted!], onsite at the Creation Museum — west of the Cincinnati Airport in Petersburg, KY. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our managers, explore different departments, interview, and even potentially receive a job offer — all on the same day!

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We’re also having a job fair and a series of open interview days for the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY. We have a wide variety of job offerings at the life-size Noah’s Ark as well. You can see where you would best fit, interview for a position, and possibly receive a job offer on the same day during our job fair on May 10 in the Answers Center at the Ark Encounter or during one of our open-interview days, taking place on April 22, May 6 and 20, … These dates are another great way to learn more about working at one of the most unique attractions in the world.

Overwhelmingly tempting, isn’t it? We’re skipping a bit, after which he tells us:

I encourage you to explore the full list of job openings within the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, and Answers in Genesis on our jobs page.

The list of jobs at that link is truly amazing! Hambo could be one of the biggest employers in his part of Kentucky! And all that work is for a great purpose — the greatest purpose, actually!

Well, what are you waiting for? Go to Kentucky and do what you’ve always known you were meant to do. And tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!

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8 responses to “Your Destiny Awaits You in Kentucky

  1. Ah damn, I’m in Australia 😦

  2. Dave Luckett

    Me, too.

    From the fact that Ham can advertise it, a requirement for a statement of specific religious beliefs as a condition of employment is apparently lawful in Kentucky. I can only add that in the benighted post-Christian moral wilderness that is our country, Ham’s test would also apparently be within the law. I had thought that it would not be lawful in Australia for an employer to require a religious belief of an employee whose duties were not inherently religious – say, a car park attendant -, but apparently I was wrong. https://www.fwc.gov.au/general-protections-benchbook/other-protections/exceptions#field-content-4-heading.

    But that might be wrong, too. The LDS church in Australia was held to have acted within the law when it dismissed an employee for “living in sin” with a person they were not married to. That, however, is not exactly a precedent. Apparently the only way to find out if Ham’s religious beliefs test is a lawful condition of employment, would be to bring suit in a particular case.

  3. Note that “The concepts of “social justice,” “intersectionality,” and “critical race theory” are anti-biblical and destructive to human flourishing”

    No heathens,no Evolutionists, no Socialists. And certainly no one who has noticed that the Bible is full of verses proclaiming social justice (yes I know there are other verses proclaiming slavery, but that’s not the point here)

    Like Dave, I was surprised that this is legal, although it probably would be legal if it were confined to those staff whose duties included discussing exhibits with visitors. But I think that David is right. It is probably illegal, but someone would have to apply for a job, and be able to show that they were rejected because they did not agree with the statement of faith, in order to challenge it. Anyone interested in triggering a test case? I thought not!

  4. It would be fun to flip the thing around and then ask if that would be legal. All we need is for an employer to say: “No one who has ever worked for Hambo or who agrees with his statement of faith can work here.”

  5. I am not a lawyer, but my understanding is that a religious institution is free to require its employees adhere to a religious test, whether or not the work relates to religion. A heating-air conditioning technician can be tested on a creed.

  6. @TomS, in the UK there has to be a test of relevance to duty, although faith schools including publicly funded faith schols (an impossibility in the US) are allowed to apply the test to all teachers regardless of subject. (This has not been fully tested in the European Court of Human Rights, which the UK still recognises)

  7. Dave Luckett

    TomS: Ark Encounter is an LLC for-profit. I think Ham would have difficulty arguing that it is a religious institution.

  8. Jim Roberts

    And workers for Ark Encounter don’t have to sign the statement of faith, although the handful of executives listed on payroll are all among “the faithful.” Hiring for the Ark Encounter is through the AIG Institute, which is incorporated as a religious institution. Part of Ham’s scam is that he had to agree to create a non-religious organization to run the park, and, well, he KINDA did.