Forget About Equality — It’s Sinful!

This one is going to shock you, dear reader, but you must accept it nevertheless. Why? Because it’s from the pen of Ken Ham, the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. That means that whatever he writes is The Truth.

Hambo’s new article at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, is titled Myth of Equality. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

The world tries to make humans equal in many different areas. So, are we all equal? What is true equality?

Got your attention, didn’t he? Hambo then discusses four different kinds of equality. He says:

1. Biologically: Really, the modern LGBTQ movement is a push to make humans equal biologically. Supposedly, males can be females, and females can be males. However, biologically (and genetically), males and females are different. [Gasp!] Our sex chromosomes confirm what God God [Hambo’s duplication!] stated in his Word that “from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female’” (Mark 10:6). Women bear children — men cannot.

Aha! People are not equal — at least biologically. After that he tells us:

2. Roles: The feminist movement, in essence, wanted men and women to have completely equal roles. Certainly there are many things men and women can equally do, but the Bible makes it clear that God also gave men and women different roles from the beginning. For instance, consider the origin of the first woman: “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him’” (Genesis 2:18).

Did you follow that? Women are not equal to men in the roles that they play. Hambo continues:

3. Talents: God gives us different gifts: “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness” (Romans 12:6–8). Those with the gift of teaching are warned to use the gift very responsibly: “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (James 3:1).

With that “my brothers” goodie in the last sentence, Hambo seems to be saying that only men should be teachers. Let’s read on:

4. Wealth: The Bible even makes it clear that not everyone will have wealth: “For you always have the poor with you” (Matthew 26:11). We need to take God’s Word as written and ensure that we do not conform to the world’s message of equality.

Yahweh ain’t no communist, and neither is Hambo. He finishes with this:

What else can we learn from all this? Most importantly, God’s Word makes it clear that we are the same in that we are all sinners (Romans 3:23), and we all need and can receive the free gift of salvation, bought by the precious blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9).

So where does that leave us? It seems that neither Yahweh nor Hambo supports the idea of equality. And of course, there’s absolutely no equality when you think about eternity. Some will be floating around on fluffy clouds, while others — probably including all the Darwinists — will be screaming in agony in the Lake of Fire. In other words, equality appeals only to blasphemous fools!

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9 responses to “Forget About Equality — It’s Sinful!

  1. Charles Deetz ;)

    Hambo crossed a line in my book, not surprised he is over it tho. No, he is not equal, he is much less a man.

  2. Dave Luckett

    Even Ham knows, somewhere in the fractured funhouse of his mind, that he won’t get very far with the notion that men and women have different roles, by some law laid down by him, or Paul, or James or God or anyone else. That ship sailed two generations back. It’s not coming back.

    So although the whole screed is disgusting, reeking of authoritarian ideation, I get most exercised over number four: wealth.

    What the writers of the Bible meant by “the poor” was the same as all civilisations meant by it, except westerners after about 1870 or so, and only changing slowly after that. “The poor” were people who lived permanently on the edge of starvation. They were people who lived hand-to-mouth if able-bodied, and died as soon as they were no longer able-bodied. Theirs were the babies whose bodies you stepped over in the street. Jesus said that these were the people who were always with you.

    Well, they’re not, so much, any more. Even the poor here and now are wealthy beyond the dreams of a medieval serf, or an industrial-revolution factory hand.

    Now, do Jesus credit. He did have a suggestion for improving inequality: those with wealth should give it all to the poor, and follow Him. Funny how Ken does not quote that passage. Because it demolishes at a stroke his inequality gospel. Jesus told him to be poor himself, and Ken, who pulls down $196K a year, isn’t listening.

    You know, it almost makes me wish Ham really did have to explain himself to Jesus. I don’t want Ham, or anyone, to end up in the lake of fire, of course. Ham’s a hypocrite and a liar and a con-man, but nobody rates Hell. But still, I’d like to watch Ham’s face. Not going to happen, I think, but still.

  3. Using religion to be a prick of a human, how novel!

  4. Ham is being faithful to the broader political context of his religious message. Since Reagan, evangelical Christianity in the US has been wedded to the party of Mammon

  5. Like ‘black lives matter’ and ‘theory’ The meaning of ‘equality’ is more nuanced than the simplistic name. And various aholes with agendas use this to their advantage. My daughter is NOT 100% equal to any man, but that would not prevent her from kicking the crap out any male she met, and she should get the same pay as any man for the same job!!

  6. “…confirm what God God [Hambo’s duplication!]…”

    Oh, the heresy!! We have been told all along there is but one God! Perhaps Ham-Ham should have hyphenated that.

  7. Jim Roberts

    Every time someone brings up that verse in Matthew about the poor always being with you, I get a little angrier. In context, it’s Jesus saying, “You will always have the poor with you because you refuse to share the way I’ve told you to.” It’s incredibly, entirely clear that he’s saying this. This is a place mostly frequented by non-Christians and non-theists, but if I just tell you that Jesus is saying this to a guy named Judas, pretty much everyone will see, immediately, that this is not a value-neutral statement he’s making.

  8. Theodore J Lawry

    Well known fact: we all end up dead, hard to get more equal than that! But then people like Ham believe in an afterlife, with Heaven for him, and Hell for all who disagree with him. Hard to be more unequal than that! I bet Ham thinks he will be pretty high up in Heaven too, one of the top dogs. No wonder he thinks equality stinks!

  9. L. Long, nuance is not the strong suit of creationists and religious fundamentalists.