Ken Ham Says It’s ‘Completely Untrue’ He’s Against Gay People. 8 Hours Later Calls for Christians to ‘Take Back the Rainbow’


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 owns a non-profit company that owns two tourist attractions designed to spread the word of the Christian God. AiG – 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.

As Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist reports, on Monday Ham posted a tweet insisting he and AiG are not "against" gay people.

It's a ludicrous claim.

"Sure, his website wrongly claims that homosexuality violates evolutionary laws," Mehta notes.

"Sure, the Statement of Faith that all AiG employees are required to sign 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 won’t hire LGBT people or their allies, including Christian ones," Mehta adds. "Sure, Ham says gay 'marriage' — with quotation marks — 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 people – he's posted about 100 tweets against LGBT people, same-sex marriage, and more:

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. 

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