Even academically indefensible homeschoolers sometimes wind up doing the right thing for the wrong reason or put another way, even a blind pig sniffs out a mouldering truffle now and then (this is a childish play on the man’s last name, get it, get it?)
Either way, if banning Ken Ham for life from churchy corporate-corrupted homeschool conventions is wrong, I don’t wanna be right . . .
Ken Ham, the man behind the Creation Museum and the future Ark Encounter amusement park, has been disinvited from a homeschool convention in Cincinnati next week because he made “ungodly, and mean-spirited” comments about another speaker, according to the convention’s organizers.
Ham also will be excluded from future conventions, according to a statement by Brennan Dean of Great Homeschool Conventions.
Here’s my favorite part though. Guess who Ham’s ungodly and mean-spirited comments were meant to discredit, the man who was also invited to speak and has NOT been banned?
At issue are criticisms by Ham of Peter Enns of the Biologos Foundation, who has said the fall of Adam and Eve can be construed as a symbolic story of Israel’s beginnings, rather than a literal description of human beginnings.
On his blog and in other statements, Ham takes issue with this view and Enns’ homeschool curriculum.
On the other hand, neither literal nor symbolic stories apparently taught the right lessons about how we should live, when laws to starve anybody’s children can be bought and sold as truffle-like moral delicacy without causing the pigs behind it to be banned from polite society. For life.
If this seems unusually punitive, that’s because it is. The message these Republican lawmakers want to send is as straightforward as it is callous: if you go on strike, your family should have less access to food.
Once lost in that forest of moral blindness, feeding Ham creationism to the kiddies with public tax dollars while literally starving them of actual meat as a way to enslave their parents, and calling that good government in any kingdom real or imagined, is just icing on their, um, corporate-coveted truffle . . .
Ham is also spearheading attempts to build an amusement park with a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark, which will include dinosaurs on board. The project has won preliminary approval for up to $37 million in state tax incentives.