Ken Ham is one of them. He has been invited to speak at a homeschooling conference in Calgary, because homeschooling is infested with the rot of religious bullshit (yes, I know, some homeschoolers are dedicated to teaching well, but if you’re in it because you don’t like that there sekyoolar sciencey stuff, you aren’t qualified). He knows nothing about education or science, but he pretends to in order to sell more lies, and then he gets the unwarranted respect of mobs of ignoramuses.
It should also discredit the homeschool organization, which is demonstrating no sense of discriminating judgment or respect for science standards.
Calgarian Paul Ens says he walked away from his Christian faith after reading Ham’s creationist literature and started a YouTube channel dedicated to debunking Ham’s teachings.
“As a citizen of Alberta and a father, I’m very concerned that Ken Ham is being brought in on multiple levels — primarily that he is a science denier. He denies evolution, he denies the age of the Earth,” Ens said.
He says the fact Alberta’s Home Education Association has booked Ham to speak raises questions.
“It signals to me that this homeschool group is not serious about following provincial curriculum or proper science education for their children,” he said.
I think this person has the right idea.
#KenHam invited to keynote speak for Alberta homeschooling convention in 2018. Hey #Alberta #Atheists maybe it's time for a demonstration at the convention. #ExChristian #atheist https://t.co/c8FGYwm3km
— ((Wendy McClelland)) (@wendyweb47) November 8, 2017
Yes, atheists of Calgary, get out there and protest. I think, though, that this is also the perfect opportunity to cooperate with Christians and other religious groups to protest — Ken Ham is doing a phenomenal job of tainting the entirety of Christianity, so I would hope there are a lot of mainstream religious groups who ought to be eager to distance themselves from him. This is a situation where a united front to oppose bullshit would be advantageous.