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  • Ken Ham re-invited to university despite protest

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 (3 months ago)

    EDMOND, Okla. (BP) -- Christian apologist Ken Ham has been re-invited to speak at an Oklahoma university by the school's president after the student government rescinded its speaking invitation, allegedly under pressure from a campus LGBT group.

    "I'm thrilled my talk at [the University of Central Oklahoma] is back on again," Ham, founder of the Answers in Genesis (AiG) apologetics ministry, said in a news release. "UCO officials have definitely heard from many concerned state legislators, several local residents and alumni about the denial of our right to free speech." Read More

  • Univ. cancels Ken Ham after LGBT group 'put up a fuss'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 (3 months ago)

    EDMOND, Okla. (BP) -- Christian apologist and creationist Ken Ham has been dropped from the speaking lineup of a public university after a campus LGBT group complained to event organizers, Ham said in a Feb. 6 press release.

    Ham was to speak March 5 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond on "Genesis and the State of the Culture," in an event organized by the UCO Student Association (UCOSA). But UCOSA cancelled the event when a pro-LGBT group objected, said Ham, founder of the Answers in Genesis (AiG) apologetics ministry that built the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. Read More

  • Christian geologist wins fight over Grand Canyon rocks

    by Leigh Jones/WORLD News Service, posted Friday, July 07, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The National Park Service has agreed to let a Christian geologist collect rock samples from the Grand Canyon for research.

    Andrew Snelling, who has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Sydney, tried for four years to get permission to collect the samples. The park service only agreed after lawyers with Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit. Read More

  • Transgender child on Nat. Geographic cover

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A 9-year-old boy who considers himself female is featured on the cover of the January 2017 National Geographic. The entire issue is dedicated to subjective gender identity primarily through the eyes of children while excluding biblical authority.

    But the idea of transgenderism or gender fluidity is itself a fallacy void not only of Scripture but also of science, Christian commentators told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Ken Ham: Bill Nye series will reject true Savior

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, September 09, 2016 (one year ago)

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    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- The upcoming Netflix talk show "Bill Nye Saves the World" will likely attack creationism and other matters of faith as damaging to scientific theory and study, apologist and creationist Ken Ham predicted.

    "I am sure Bill Nye will see his new TV series as one where he can try to 'save the world' from those biblical creationists that he falsely believes undermine science/technology," Ham told Baptist Press. "I believe he will try to appeal to the millennials in particular that he is going to save the world from creationists. He also wants to save the world from what he believes is the most important issue of the day -- climate change." Read More

  • Atheists' anti-Ark slogan refused by advertiser

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- A leading outdoor advertising company has refused to construct billboards a group of atheists had planned against the Answers in Genesis Ark Encounter museum and park nearing completion in Williamstown, Ky.

    Lamar Advertising Company refused the project after learning Tri-State Freethinkers planned to call the biblical story of Noah's Ark genocide and incest, Hal Kilshaw, Lamar vice president of governmental relations, told Baptist Press today (May 12). Read More

  • Atheists plan billboards against Ark museum

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- A small group of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana atheists has launched a campaign to buy billboards mocking the message of the Answers in Genesis Ark Encounter museum and its July 7 opening.

    The 1,500-member Tri-State Freethinkers have raised $10,000 to post negative billboards near the life-sized recreation of Noah's Ark and to, as their Indiegogo funding page asserts, "drive our billboard around the Ark Encounter every weekend for the entire summer." Read More

  • Ark Encounter gets tax incentive up to $18.25M

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky tourism authority has granted the Answers in Genesis apologetics ministry a tax incentive that could top $18 million for its Ark Encounter museum opening July 7 in Williamstown.

    The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority approved the incentive at its April 25th meeting, ending a years-long AiG battle with the state for the incentive that allows developers of certain tourism projects to recover up to 25 percent of the project's development costs over a 10-year span. Read More

  • Creationists differ on use of term 'evolution'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham has voiced disagreement with a Southern Baptist seminary professor's claim that aspects of Ham's view on animal kingdom development should be labeled "evolution."

    Ham and Kenneth Keathley, a professor of theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who wrote two blog posts about Ham in late March, also differ on whether AiG's ... Read More

  • AiG wins court battle for Ky. tax incentive

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (2 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Answers in Genesis has won a court battle to benefit from a Kentucky sales tax rebate incentive program that could save the apologetics ministry up to $18 million on its Ark Encounter museum being built in northern Kentucky.

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky had withheld the incentive program from AiG by claiming that the ministry would use religion to discriminate in hiring its employees, and that the use of tax incentives to advance religion violated state law. In its lawsuit, AiG argued that the tax incentive was "facially neutral" and thereby applicable to religious organizations just as any ... Read More