Creationist Ken Ham Claims Public Libraries Are ‘Dangerous Places’ For Children

Creationist Ken Ham Claims Public Libraries Are ‘Dangerous Places’ For Children June 27, 2019

The stupid, it burns: Ken Ham, the creationist behind Kentucky’s Ark Encounter, claims that “public libraries are becoming dangerous places for kids.”

The New York Daily News reports:

The creationist responsible for Kentucky’s Ark Encounter — a museum set inside a replica of the Biblical Noah’s Ark — is warning children about the dangers posed by libraries.

Former science teacher and hardcore evangelical Ken Ham tweeted a link to a right wing article bemoaning the presence of LGBTQ-friendly books in libraries along with a caption stating “the enemy” is trying to infiltrate the hearts and minds of kids.  

Speaking out on Twitter, the intellectually challenged conservative Christian who believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old warned his followers that “public libraries are becoming dangerous places for kids (of all ages)” because public libraries offer LGBT friendly books.

Ham tweeted:

Increasingly (sadly) so, but public libraries are becoming dangerous places for kids (of all ages). And sadly, the majority of kids from church homes have already had their hearts & minds captured by the enemy through public schools, TV etc. Christian…

parents need to be reminded:  “You shall teach them [God’s Word] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deuteronomy 6:7)

Ham is wrong, as usual. In fact, a church is much more dangerous for children than a public library. But this is to be expected: Ham is a dishonest actor promoting child abuse in the name of religious superstition.

Ham’s Ark Encounter is a Christian fundamentalist project based on discredited science and a literal interpretation of Genesis. The life-size version of Noah’s Ark located in Williamstown, Ky., just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, is an exercise in Christian propaganda: a deplorable attempt to deceive children and others by denying the scientific reality of biological evolution and promoting Christian mythology as scientific fact.

Ark Encounter is dedicated to indoctrinating children with ridiculous and discredited claims from the dubious field of “creation science,” claims such as the earth is only 6,000-years-old, that human beings and dinosaurs lived on the earth at the same time, and that the story of Noah’s Ark is true.

The truth is that there is no scientific controversy concerning evolution. The assumption that creationism, or intelligent design, constitutes a legitimate scientific alternative to the theory of evolution is simply false.

Simply put, creationism is not a legitimate scientific alternative to the theory of evolution. And preventing children from learning the truth about the world, like teaching children that creationism is an acceptable scientific explanation for the diversity of life on Earth, or that humans and dinosaurs existed on earth at the same time, is a form of child abuse.

Bottom line: Creationist Ken Ham, a man who believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old, claims that “public libraries are becoming dangerous places for kids.”

Creationist Ken Ham Claims Public Libraries Are ‘Dangerous Places’ For Children (Image via Twitter)
Creationist Ken Ham Claims Public Libraries Are ‘Dangerous Places’ For Children (Image via Twitter)
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