Air Date: February 3, 2015
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Ken Ham
Ken Ham is the president, CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter which is set to open in 2016. Ken is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.
About 7-1/2 years ago Answers in Genesis opened the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky. Before they had actually opened the museum they already had a strategic plan regarding what they had planned on doing next. One of the ideas was to build a life-size Noah’s Ark with walk-through exhibits. Ken indicated that phase one of the project is under way and the ark will be open next year.
Kentucky offers a tax incentive program to help bring tourism/economic impact dollars to the state. If a business qualifies in the sense that the state feels they will bring such income into the state, there’s a rebate or a certain percentage taken off the sales tax generated within the qualifying facility.
Answers in Genesis applied for this. They qualified but the state denied it due to their belief that AiG is too religious and due to what they deemed as ‘proselytizing’. This amounts to viewpoint discrimination. The Freedom From Religion Foundation also put pressure on the state as well and Ken believes that they were a key in getting the State of Kentucky to change their mind.
Answers in Genesis has announced that a discrimination lawsuit will be pursued against the State of Kentucky.
This is the month of the birthday of Charles Darwin. Over the years an Evolution Weekend was established. As of this Crosstalk broadcast, those involved were boasting participation by 412 congregations in 45 states and D.C. and 13 countries. At the same time they were also boasting about a clergy letter project in which they allege that 12,991 current and retired clergy members had signed a statement affirming evolution as truth while denying a literal interpretation of Scripture.
In response, on February 9th, the Answers in Genesis website will publish an article where Ken will be informing readers that he’s declaring February 12th as ‘Darwin is Wrong Day’.
Before taking calls, Ken gave brief descriptions of each book in his Ken Ham Classics book series and how this series will provide a firm foundation for Christian homes.
Crosstalk is offering the Ken Ham Classics Book Set comprised of 6 of Ken’s books. Titles include: ‘The Lie: Evolution,’ ‘One Race One Blood,’ ‘Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World,’ ‘How Could a Loving God?,’ ‘Already Gone’ and ‘Six Days: The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church’. This set normally retails for $74.99 plus shipping. However through a special arrangement with the publisher, Crosstalk is making available this 6-book set for a donation of just $43. This offer expires February 28, 2015. Call 1-800-729-9829 or write to Crosstalk–3434 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI. 53208.
Details regarding the lawsuit discussed in the program can be found at