Ken Ham Headlines IOTC Conference

Ken Ham Headlines IOTC Conference September 16, 2014

Warren Throckmorton reports that Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis is going to headline an event for the Institute on the Constitution, founded by Christian Reconstructionist and white supremacist Michael Peroutka. Peroutka was the one who donated a dinosaur skeleton to Ham’s Creation Museum, which they absurdly claim proves creationism.

Now Ham is going to headline an event with Peroutka and David Whitney and put on by Peroutka’s Institute on the Constitution.

Peroutka is a member and former board member of the League of the South; Whitney is the chaplain of the Virginia/MD chapter of the League. The League of the South advocates for the Southern states to secede to form a homeland whites of European heritage. Peroutka has pledged the resources of the IOTC to the work of the League, and Peroutka defended the League as a Christian group.

And he quotes David Whitney, Peroutka’s right hand man, saying that only Christians should be citizens:

Loving thy neighbor means protecting their God given rights as Exodus 12:49 commands. That means preserving the structure of civil government from all who would pervert the civil government into an agency of legalized plunder, whereby the God given rights of no one would be safe and secure. This means, as we have seen in the commands of Scripture, that we restrict citizenship to those who, because they are committed to the Covenant of Disciples of Jesus Christ, are willing to submit themselves to serve in the roles of responsibility in choosing leaders who will preserve God ordained order. Those who will serve as Jurors, committed to do justice in judging the law by the eternal standard of God’s Law. Those who will serve when called up as Representatives to serve in civil government to do justice by God’s Law, and those who will put themselves in harms way serving in the Militia – only in just wars as defined by God’s Law.

These are very, very scary people.

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  • paulparnell

    Oh man I thought you guys had got control of the auto play ads. The first one was a verison ad with sound cutting in and out. Then something about football with no sound.

    Why is it so hard to squish these things?

  • dingojack

    paulparnell – at the top of the page there is a ‘Tech Issues’ tab, click it then report the problem. Currently every time that Verizon pop-up appears I report it. Pretty soon I expect the tech team will find it near as irritating as the ad itself.


  • paulparnell

    Just above the Verizon auto-play is a link to buy an ad free subscription to FTB. Is that really from FTB? If so it seems really…

  • dingojack

    Nope it’s genuine.


  • To be fair, MoronFest has the best corndogs. The combination of ignorance and resentment really brings out the flavor.

  • eric

    Well, on the one hand, I don’t want any group getting into bed with white supremecists because that gives them more power. OTOH, I can see how AIG getting into bed with white supremecists could result in a big long-term blow to the creationist movement. So maybe that’s good? I imagine there are probably a number of young folk, raised fundamentalist, who have no problem with creationism per se, but who might look at their parent’s racism and the linking of racism to christian fundamentalism and say, “that’s not for me.”

  • paulparnell

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  • dingojack

    Paul – so you found it then? At least my webpage navigation instructions beat my car-driving instructions.

    🙂 Dingo

  • paulparnell

    Yeah, it is easy to find once you know it exists. It should probably be more visible and the ad free link should be up there as well.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … Ham is going to headline an event with Peroutka and David Whitney …

    They wanted Kent Hovind, but he was currently unavailable.

  • busterggi

    Somehow I think if you check the attendee’s cars you’d find` onl

  • busterggi

    y Republica bumper tickers.

    Bltd kttn es jumping onthkeboad.

  • Childermass

    I know someone who is pictured on Peroutka’s Facebook page.


  • hunter

    Why do I keep reading the headline as “Ken Ham Headlines IDIOT Conference”?

  • Childermass

    League of the South Statement on “Racism”

    LS Board of Directors

    The term “racism” has its origins in Communism and that movement’s sordid attempt to undermine Western Christendom. Because it has been effective in silencing many of their opponents, the modern day left continues to employ it. Hence, we in The League of the South will not respond to what we consider as an anti-white and anti-Southern appellation designed to demonize us and inculcate “white guilt” in our people. If you call us “racists,” our response will be “so what?”

    The League of the South Board of Directors

    21 July 2012

    Emphasis added.

  • dingojack

    Childermass – these morons aren’t even within the same universe as wrong. See here for Ed’s take on this little nugget of RWNJ ‘common knowledge’.

    🙂 Dingo

  • Childermass

    dingojack — Looking back on that thread and doing a quick google of my own, I see that people must have used older versions of the Oxford English Dictionary in that thread. According to NPR, the OED dates the word back to 1902.

    The Ugly, Fascinating History Of The Word ‘Racism’

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    So, David Barton was unavailable?

  • The “eternal standard of God’s Law.” That would be the “eternal standard” that God changed at some point so Christians didn’t have to follow Leviticus.

  • greg1466

    A “homeland (for) whites of European heritage.” Wouldn’t that be…uh…Europe?