Friday, June 08, 2007

Ken Ham's in trouble?

A week after former Queensland science teacher Ken Ham opened the world's first Creation Museum - a $33 million facility in Petersburg, Kentucky - he is being sued by the Australian evangelical organisation he helped to set up and which served as a springboard for his leap into the US evangelical movement two decades ago.

It's a bit short on dirty detals whilst being long on allegations. :^/

(HT to arstechnica again.)


Anonymous said...

Jesus Wept.
Isn't the church happy just burning witches anymore, has it got to try litigious cannibalism?

Mark said...

Yes, it's sad.

I've seen Ken Ham in my town and with other presenters. It never seemed like it was just about him. :^/ Perhaps they'd like a museum down there and it's not likely to happen?

Bike Bubba said...

I actually sent a note to the organization in Oz about how 1 Cor. 6. makes it very clear that we're not supposed to sue one another, but rather understand someone is in sin and be wronged rather than embarass Christ. Got a response, but not exactly a Biblical one.

Who's in the wrong? Certainly the Aussie organization is. Center of the matter is the replacement of "Creation" magazine in 2005 with an AIG written version. I tend to think that AIG has the right to choose what publications they'll produce and distribute, the other organization does not.

Mark said...

Wow. Would you care to elaborate on the Aussie response?

Bike Bubba said...

I'm probably over-simplifying, but the gist of it was that they believe that the position of government as punisher of the wicked (Romans 13 of course) overrides the 1 Cor. 6 command not to sue each other, and that they have a fiducial responsibility to get the rights they claim to have had under their contract with AIG. They also claim that Matthew 18 implies a responsibility to take things to the highest level, although that passage does not even suggest going to secular courts.