Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis, was disinvited from several homeschooling conferences after he criticized a fellow speaker at two Great Homeschool Conventions conferences and on his blog.
“The Board believes that Ken’s public criticism of the convention itself and other speakers at our convention require him to surrender the spiritual privilege of addressing our homeschool audience,” wrote Great Homeschool Conventions conference organizer Brennan Dean in the email dismissing Ham.
“Our expression of sacrifice and extraordinary kindness towards Ken and AIG has been returned to us and our attendees with Ken publicly attacking our conventions and other speakers,” Dean wrote. “Our Board believes Ken’s comments to be unnecessary, ungodly, and mean-spirited statements that are divisive at best and defamatory at worst.”…During the first two conferences, in Memphis and Greenville, SC, Ham showed audiences two video clips of Enns to illustrate how modern Christian speakers were compromising God’s word, according to the Answers in Genesis website. He also told audiences that Enns had connections to Susan Wise Bauer, another speaker.
Bauer’s publishing company, Peace Hill Press, publishes Enns’s Bible curriculum for homeschoolers.
“Here is just one of many examples of Peter Enns rejecting the plain teaching of the Bible and undermining God’s Word—he totally rejects a worldwide Flood,” Ham wrote on his Facebook page the day after the South Carolina conference….
Ham was not removed for his message about young-earth creation, which the conference organizers agree with, Dean wrote in a public explanation. “Dr. Ham was removed for his spirit not for his message,” Dean wrote. “We believe Christian scholars should be heard without the fear of ostracism or ad hominem attacks.”