With all the attention paid to Ken Ham’s creation museum over the last few years, it’s easy to forget about the Institute for Creation Research’s museum in Southern California. And the local museum council apparently wants to forget about them, since they denied them membership in their organization:
Santee is home to one of the few creationist museums in the country. Last week, the San Diego Museum Council voted not to allow The Museum of Creation and Earth membership into its group.
The creation museum needed 21 “yes” votes to become a council member. They lost by only two votes.
The museum presents a biblical account of creation through its exhibits and education programs.
Danielle Susalla Deery is president of the San Diego Museum Council. She said the museum’s membership was not rejected because of its mission but because of other factors.
“Like their animal care and the protocol and care of their exhibitions and storage. They had a lot of areas that were not in line with membership guidelines. They have a staff member on the board of directors and that’s not good governance,” Deery said.
Oh come on, just say it. They were denied membership because they are to museums what David Barton is to history. They present nothing but ridiculous lies. It’s okay to deny them membership for that reason.
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