Topic / Creationism

Statue in Scopes Monkey trial town enrages Christian zealots

Inherit the Wind, the highly-acclaimed fictionalised account of the infamous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, chillingly portrayed the folk of a small Tennessee town as pig-ignorant Christian hicks. Stanley Kramer’s 1960 movie showed fanatics taking to the streets to demand the jailing of a high school substitute teacher who refused to fill his pupils’ heads with […]

Schools which promote Christianity hit with a lawsuit

Many children attending state-run schools in South Africa ‘need religion’ to help them cope with life’s difficulties. That’s the view of The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools (Fedsas) which has attacked Hans Pietersen, above, a Stellenbosch man who has launched a lawsuit against six schools which he claims forced Christianity on pupils. According […]

Ark Encounter is proving to be Kentucky’s white mammoth

Officials in Grant County, Kentucky were so convinced that creationist Ken Ham’s $92-million Ark Encounter would lead to a major tourism boom that they decided to fork out as much as $18 million in tax incentives for the project. The state also designated $11 million in road funds for an expanded interchange off Interstate 75 […]

Ark Encounter’s rainbow stunt will be a permanent feature

At the end of last year, creationist Ken Ham turned his ridiculous Christian theme park into a veritable fairyland by bathing his replica ark in rainbow colours for the festive season. His aim was not attract swarms of gay visitors, who regard rainbow flags and the like as beacons of welcome, but to to let […]

Crazy creationist Carson could shape US education policy

Amidst widespread rioting across America following Trump’s victory, the Freedom From Religion Foundation warned that Dr Ben Carson, above, could well be appointed the US’s next Secretary of Education as he is on a short-list of just two. Writing for Patheos, staff attorney for the FFRF Andrew L Seidel pointed out that: Carson is a man who […]

Christian horror comic creator Jack Chick is dead aged 92

In 2015, trailing a little-known 2008 indie documentary – God’s Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick – the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah described the movie as:  A mind-blowing profile of 91-year-old author and illustrator Jack T Chick and Chick Publications. Well, the old fire and brimstone loon has died, but his “Chick tracts”, […]

Creationist’s anti-atheist movie wins ‘Best Science Film’ award

Earlier this year a 260-pound former professional boxer, ex-cop and fundamentalist Christian sat down to watch Ray (Bananaman) Comfort’s latest movie, The Atheist Delusion: Why Millions Deny the Obvious. It left Matt Barber, above – author of Hating Jesus: The American Left’s War on Christianity – “balling (sic) like a baby”. After writing here that […]

Pastor predicts ‘genocide and incest park’ will rake in billions

Kevin S Aldridge, inset, pastor of St Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Milford, Ohio, was among the first visitors to Ken Ham’s ridiculous Ark Encounter in Kentucky – dubbed the ‘genocide and incest park’ by sceptics – and this is prediction he made in a piece he wrote for Cincinnati.com: If Tuesday’s gathering of […]

Secularists are today targeting Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter

Today, July 7, sees the official opening of creationist Ken Ham’s wacky Ark Encounter in Williamsburg, Kentucky – and a protest by a group called the Tri-State Freethinkers, which is raising funds for the billboard pictured above. The group said on its website: Join us to protest the grand opening of the Ark Encounter! Their […]

Ex-President Carter dismisses creationism, favours gay rights

If Ken Ham, the ‘brain’ behind Kentucky’s Ark Encounter, imagined that a visit his silly creationist theme park yesterday by former US President Jimmy Carter would gain him positive PR points, he was in for a shock. For Carter told reporters that he doesn’t buy the idea that the earth is six thousand years old, […]