Now Assemblyman Mike Doherty has a place to visit and learn all about creationism.
Just when you thought the right-wing religious fundamentalists couldn't do anything else more goofy, they have opened a museum in Kentucky (where else?) dedicated to the 'fact' that man and dinosaur stood side by side, not more than 6,000 years ago.
Yup, Fred, Barney, Wilma, and Dino were all real to these folks.
The Genesis Creation Museum presents a “walk through history. Designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, this state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life.” Of course, here Darwin is the anti-Christ ---so to speak. He is vilified every step of the way with multi-screen video projections and animotronics Walt Disney himself would envy.
The exhibits have names like “Culture in Crisis”, which shows a suburban house with several windows where museum goers can ‘look in’ on a typical American household challenged by today’s ‘culture’ corrupted by Darwin and evolution.
The first window shows two boys looking at porn and doing drugs; the second window shows a teen girl crying while looking at a pamphlet on abortion; and the third window shows a wife and husband arguing. Apparently, the museum designers seem to have no problem with people looking in the windows of their neighbors, as long the issue is the evil of evolution.
Other exhibits are called “God’s Word versus Human Reason”, “Trail of Life” (which show dinosaurs walking right along with Adam and Eve), and “the Six Cs of History” [creation, corruption, catastrophe, confusion, Christ and the final C, ‘consummation’ ---the Apocalypse. Of course, someone should tell them that Apocalypse begins with an “A”.] Even the café has a theme, “Noah’s Cafe”. Maybe on the menu are pairs of sandwiches made from of every kind of animal.
Perhaps the Republican Presidential candidates who don’t believe in evolution (Brownback, Tancredo and Huckabee) could join Assemblyman Mike Doherty and his family on a vacation there, as a respite from their busy campaign schedules.
If you go, tell them Fred and Barney sent you.