Answers in Genesis plans to boost creationism in Canada
Meet Calvin Smith, a man with a mission to stupidify Canada.
Smith, according to creationist Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis outfit, has been chosen to correct a fault among Canadians: their resistance to creationist bullshit.
The ridiculous Ham, above, right, says here:
According to a recent study, a mere 15% of Canadians have any kind of creationist belief.
But that sorry state of affairs is about to change. At least in Ham’s imaginings:
The church there desperately needs AiG resources to be equipped to stand on the authority of the Word of God and boldly preach the gospel. We’re excited to be part of encouraging and equipping our Canadian brothers and sisters through speaking events, resources, conferences, and more.
Calvin Smith, an accomplished speaker on creation-apologetics, has joined with AiG to open Answers in Genesis-Canada. Our staff is hard at work developing an online store and preparing for a launch in 2018. (Recently we opened our Australian online store – AiG is expanding around the world.)
Ham doesn’t say whether AiG will have an office in Canada or install Smith in an ark with a few fellow dinosaurs to distribute AiG’s products.
AiG claims to produce:
The world’s leading creation-apologetics resources including books, DVDs, curricula, the Answers Bible Curriculum (used in over 10,000 churches), and one of the top Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs used by over 5,000 churches last year.
What do we know about Smith?
He’s attached to something called Creation Ministries International, and says on its website:
I grew up in an un-churched home. I can honestly say I was an atheist and accepted the humanist/naturalistic viewpoint that I was taught through the public school system and my environment (media, friends, siblings). I became involved in many negative behaviours and suffered from the effects of them.
Looking back I can see key encounters with people that contributed to my conversion. However, it was not until I attended a few church services and had some specific stumbling blocks related to evolutionary theory removed that I answered God’s call.
As you can see, he uses a lot of words when just four will do: “I am an imbecile”.