Christian fundamentalist, young Earth creationist, and reality-denying Ken Ham said in a recent Facebook post that teaching kids science amounts to “intellectual child abuse.”
“Intellectual child abuse: when kids are taught they’re just animals in an evolutionary process. This morning I taught kids the creation/gospel message,” Ham wrote. “The young people today in Alabama learned they’re not made in the image of an ape — they’re created in the image of God.”
Ham, who is president of Answers in Genesis and a Creationist minister that operates the Creation Museum, included an image of him speaking to “1,000 kids grades K-6” about Creationism.
Patheos points out the irony of Ham’s stance on indoctrinating children by forcing them to believe they’re “inherently flawed and deserving of ever-lasting torture,” however science is “abusive to reference the facts of humanity’s evolutionary history.”
In his mind, it’s okay to teach kids that the only escape from burning in hellfire for all of eternity is to accept a set of rules and ideas without question, and that this escape is a manifestation of the most perfect love mankind can aspire to.
But real science?! We can’t let that happen now, can we?