Is Google Free To Refuse an Ad? Ask Hambo!

This one is strange — especially because it comes from a source that has a somewhat controversial message. We’re talking about what we just found 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.

Hambo’s new post is titled YouTube and Google to Stop Monetizing “Climate Change Deniers”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

You’re likely very aware of the censorship increasingly taking place by “Big Tech” (companies such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). From [examples of anti-abortion ads], these massive corporations are doing everything they can to impose their anti-God worldview, their religion, on the culture. [Gasp!] And there’s another recent example [Link omitted!] of their militancy in blocking those they disagree with.

Another example? What could it be? Hambo says:

Google and YouTube have made the decision to “stop monetizing content with creators that deny climate change.” [Egad!] This means those who make money (sometimes make their living) off their content via ads and creator payments will no longer be able to do so if they question the narrative when it comes to the issue of catastrophic, man-made climate change.

Hambo explains:

Reportedly, “This includes content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims denying that long-term trends show the global climate is warming, and claims denying that greenhouse gas emissions or human activity contribute to climate change.” [Hambo’s source for that quote is unknown.] In other words — question the narrative and big tech will make sure you can’t make a living!

What is Hambo trying to say — that if an organization accepts ads, then no advertisement can be refused, regardless of what the advertiser claims? Let’s find out. Hambo continues:

So, if we were to say that one has to believe in the true history of world as given in the Bible and understand the effects of the global flood and the ice age it generated as being a major cause of climate change, we could also be targeted.

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Let’s read on:

Google claims they are “making these changes in response to frustration from advertisers and content creators about their messages appearing alongside climate denialism.” But, based on their history of censoring anything they don’t like, it’s not a stretch to say de-monetizing these videos is meant to decrease the amount of content that they disagree with and to help make sure no one sees it.

This is absolutely diabolical! Another excerpt:

Censorship of a conservative worldview or of an interpretation that disagrees with the mainstream narrative is only going to increase. [How horrible!] Christians, in particular, are going to be pushed off these platforms as the world becomes more anti-God and anti-Bible.

Imagine a world where Hambo couldn’t advertise his enterprises on Google. No — that’s too horrible to contemplate. And now we come to the end:

We need to be prepared for what is coming and determine to continue preaching the truth of God’s Word and the gospel message no matter the consequences.

Hambo is so courageous!

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16 responses to “Is Google Free To Refuse an Ad? Ask Hambo!

  1. Actually, Hambone, I think Google, YouTube and Facebook are private companies, so they can pretty much accept or reject any posts they want, just as, for example, The Economist doesn’t have to publish any articles they don’t like. It’s not censorship, it’s free enterprise. If you don’t like what Google, YouTube and FaceBook post or reject, start your own bloody website.

  2. Oh, you did, and I doubt you have very many articles by Muslims or Atheists on it.

  3. Charley Horse X

    NYT reported this 12 days ago. It would be much more a significant move if all those videos were deleted and many more false conspiracy theories were deleted.

  4. There is the issue whether a corporation is a monopoly. If it is a monopoly, are there different rules wrt freedom of speech?

  5. Let us know when you start hosting Curmudgeonly content on your site Ham.

  6. anti-God

    Never met a god I didn’t like. Nice question begging. Just because everyone else begs the god question doesn’t mean you have to Ken. Join the dark side they have cookies.

  7. Ken, if you want to question-beg, then save it for Euclid’s axioms. Haha j/k Euclid my dude.

  8. Charles Deetz ;)

    Creationism isn’t a big enough poke in the eye to the establishment. He’s got to ride on the coattails of the big issues of the day to be controversial and okay the victim. Wah wah.

  9. Charley Horse X

    Worth a repeat…the Retaliban Party seeks the votes of the same voters as Ham depends on to support him financially. They both go after the low hanging fruit.

  10. Notice that Ham strongly suggests that human-caused climate change is unimportant or nonexistent. Also how he links by proximity a conservative worldview to Christianity. All in slightly fuzzy language, for evasion of responsibility

  11. @Paul Braterman
    Iterestig, how there is acceptance of ciimate change – but ties it to the “Biblical” Ice Age.

  12. @TomS, the line is that the climate does change, but it is silently implied that the current change is undramatic compared with an ice age and recovery crammed into a few postdiuvian centuries

  13. Jesus created rainbows so that when you spray hoses in the air you will remember Jesus promised not to have another Ice Age.

  14. Paul Braterman, getting my fellow Christians to think through what it would be like for a post-Flood society composed of eight people and their kids with even more dramatic climate change has been most useful in helping them realize how untenable YEC actually is, so that’s a positive at least.

  15. Stephen Kennedy

    I can see where Hambo would be very disturbed about anybody doing anything to demonetize the promotion of pseudoscience.

  16. And I was hoping that Google, YouTube, Facebook etc would ban all misinformation, including any form of creationism. Wishful thinking.