Creationist Owns Religious Theme Parks Including Ark Encounter and Creation Museum
Creationist Ken Ham is hypocritically insisting that he and his "ministry" are not against gay people. But he's also calling for Christians to "take back the rainbow" because "God owns it."
Ham ownsÂ a non-profit company that owns two tourist attractions designed to spread the word of the Christian God.Â AiG â€“ Answers in Genesis, is Ham's company that runs his Creation Museum and Ark Encounter theme parks.
Ham not only believes every word of the Bible is true and that the answers to all the world's questions exist in that book, he requires all employees sign a declaration of faith embracing and supporting his religious beliefs, including those against gay people.
AsÂ Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist reports, on Monday Ham posted a tweet insisting he and AiG are not "against" gay people.
People often claim Christians are â€œagainst gay people.â€ But for @AiG, that is completely untrue.â€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) July 17, 2017
It's a ludicrous claim.
"Sure, theÂ Statement of FaithÂ that all AiG employees areÂ required to signÂ says that the 'only legitimate marriage sanctioned by God is the joining of one naturally born man and one naturally born woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.' Which means Ham wonâ€™t hire LGBT people or their allies, including Christian ones," Mehta adds. "Sure, Ham saysÂ gay 'marriage'Â â€” with quotation marks â€” is not a civil rights issue."
This false claim by right wing Christian activists is absurd.
And to prove it, let's look at a few tweets Ham posted barely eight hours after his claim he's not against gay people.
"God owns the rainbow":
"Christians need to take back the rainbow":
"it's God's rainbow & He determines its meaning":
If that's not enough, here's a small sampling of remarks Ken Ham has made about LGBT peopleÂ â€“ he's posted about 100 tweets against LGBT people, same-sex marriage, and more:
Most who support Gay Marriage really want to impose their views on everyone else! https://t.co/g1t5HNT33Vâ€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) June 30, 2017
If people don't believe the Bible,I understand why they accept gay marriage/abortion etc.But God's Word calls them sin. A worldview conflictâ€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) May 12, 2017
Watch for those who spew hate filled comments when I stand on the Bible and state that Gay Marriage, Abortion, Adultery, Fornication are sinâ€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) April 3, 2017
What's another name for: Abortion, Gay Marriage, Homosexual behavior, Transgender, Agender, Null gendered, non-binary, intersex: Sin!â€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) March 31, 2017
Abortion, Gay Marriage, homosexual behavior, transgender, are all attacks on the true family God ordained in Scriptureâ€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) March 14, 2017
Why Gay marriage issue: â€œGod gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity...because they exchanged the truth about God for a lieâ€â€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) March 10, 2017
Gay Marriage? No.â€œTherefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one fleshâ€Genesis 2:24â€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) December 7, 2016
Secularists who claim Iâ€™m intolerant for saying Gay Marriage is wrong are intolerant of my position based on the Bibleâ€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) November 22, 2016
Abortion, pedophilia, polygamy, Euthanasia, gay marriage--symptoms of what happens when a culture abandons God's Word as absolute authorityâ€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) October 25, 2016
You can't change your skin shade or ear shape -but you can change your behavior - Gay "marriage" is not a civil rights issue but a moral oneâ€” Ken Ham (@aigkenham) February 24, 2016
If Ken Ham wants to believe the Bible is the true and literal word of God he has to own that, and all it includes.Â
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