On Monday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m. (local time) a peaceful Rally for Reason will be taking place outside Ken Ham’s Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky. It’s not just atheists. It’ll be atheists, Christians, science advocates, and everyone else who sees this “museum” as a travesty against human knowledge.
This isn’t a protest against the rights of Answers in Genesis (Ham’s group) to present their views. As American Atheists Legal Director Edwin Kagin so succinctly says:
“They can teach that things fall up if they wish… We are simply trying to show that the nonsense they are vending is not accepted by those who do not share their fundamentalist religious views.”
Here’s a soundbyte from a Christian pastor:
The Rev. Mendle Adams, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, says he will attend the protest.“The views are homophobic and anti-science,” Adams said of Answers in Genesis. “It’s what I consider to be dishonest to people regarding science. It’s anti-reason and plain goofiness.”
Further, he said those who believe in what science contradicts embarrass other Christians.
“My brothers and sisters in the faith who embrace (the creationist) understanding call into question the whole Christian concept,” said Mendle, a pastor for 50 years. “They make us a laughingstock.”
Again, for more information on the protest, go to Rally for Reason’s website. Maybe you can join us. I’m hoping to speak at the protest, along with many wonderful pro-science advocates. Support is always appreciated.
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