Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger, Jr., the authors of Righting America at the Creation Museum, have been keeping track of the anti-LGBT content coming out of Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham’s conservative apologetics effort, especially about “key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.”
On their blog, Trollinger and Trollinger highlight just 20 of the anti-LGBT comments that Ham has offered over the last year. Reflecting on the attention that Ham gives to the topic, they wonder:
All this on the necessity of Christians to resist LGBTQ rights, to reject the legitimacy of LGBTQ identities, and to understand the effort of LGBTQ individuals to assert their civil rights as an assault on the rights of Christians. All this, and yet nothing or virtually nothing from Ham and AiG on issues pertaining to poverty, refugees, income/wealth inequality, structural racism, and misogyny.
We shouldn’t expect anything else, though, they conclude, for “if the Christian Right took Jesus seriously, it wouldn’t be the Christian Right.”
But it does raise a question worth imagining an answer to: What would the world look like if the millions of American Christians who fight so hard against gay rights instead fought so hard for the alleviation of poverty? for the safety of refugees? For an end to violence against women and the degradation of people of color?
Above, Righting America at the Creation Museum