Ham shines light on truth, gets bumped
The University of Central Oklahoma has disinvited a well-known creationist from a March speaking engagement – and he says it’s probably due to some rainbow-colored lights.
The news is full of American university “snowflakes” being “triggered” when a Trump supporter shows up or when a free-market economist, a pro-lifer, a proponent of natural marriage – or any of a number of other conservatives – speaks on campus. But protesting when a creationist who believes the world was created in six literal days invades their safe space?
“One of the professors who’s a tenured professor also heads up the LGBT groups on the campus as well,” Ham tells OneNewsNow. “Apparently this professor stirred up the LGBT students to put pressure on the student association to disinvite me.”
Undoubtedly, the president of Answers in Genesis would have told the students that those six literal days included God’s creation of a man and a woman. But Ham says what probably triggered the UCO students was the simple flipping of a switch.
“[Last summer] when we lit up the Ark with the rainbow colors and then I wrote an article and said, Hey, we’re taking back the rainbow – the LGBTQ movement went berserk over that,” he says.
Yes, Ham dared to tread on one of the more sacred symbols of biologically befuddled “gay” community – the rainbow. But he says he had a very good reason.
“It’s Christians who can say God, in his Word, has said the rainbow is a sign of the covenant between God and man, and [between] God and the animals,” he explains. “I mean, the gay movement didn’t start using the rainbow until what, in the 1970s?”
Ham says he has a legally binding contract with the University of Central Oklahoma and can probably collect his speaking fee and other expenses – but he’s not sure he will. For now he’s content to give his presentation in early March at a nearby church, Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, whose pastor had worked with a campus group to arrange for Ham to visit in the first place.