Re: [asa] Focus on the Family supports the YEC nonsense

From: David Opderbeck <dopderbeck@gmail.com>
Date: Thu May 24 2007 - 12:32:31 EDT

Gordon, I have similar recollection to yours, in particular, I recall that
Dobson was not unfriendly to Hugh Ross.

On 5/24/07, gordon brown <gbrown@colorado.edu> wrote:
>
> I don't see that Focus on the Family takes a specific position on the
> science (emphasis on the word science) issues involved here. It looks more
> like a news article filled with quotes from two sides.
>
> I once heard Dobson's program in which he interviewed an old-earth
> believer, and Dobson said that he himself accepted that the earth was old.
> I also seem to recall that when the ASA Lay Education Project was going
> on, someone from Focus was the narrator for the promotional video.
>
> Gordon Brown
> Department of Mathematics
> University of Colorado
> Boulder, CO 80309-0395
>
>
> On Wed, 23 May 2007, Carol or John Burgeson wrote:
>
> > The following email came from Focus on the Family, James Dobson's
> > organization.
> >
> > Burgy
> >
> > Date: May 22, 2007
> > From: Focus on the Family
> > By: Wendy Cloud
> >
> > Liberal Group Assails New Creation Museum
> > by Wendy Cloyd, assistant editor
> >
> > Claims Biblical truth and science are not compatible.
> >
> > Far-Left DefCon America has launched a campaign against a northern
> > Kentucky museum dedicated to a biblical presentation of science and
> world
> > history. The Creation Museum, a project of Answers in Genesis, will open
> > its 76,000-square-foot facility May 28.
> >
> > DefCon is telling people the project would "undermine" science and
> > "confuse" children. On its Web site, DefCon is described as "an online
> > grassroots movement combating the growing power of the religious right"
> > and fighting for "the separation of church and state while respecting
> > people of faith and their right to express their beliefs."
> >
> > According to Ken Ham, president and co-founder of Answers in Genesis
> > (AiG), DefCon is demanding tolerance of all beliefs, but will not
> > tolerate anyone who believes the Bible.
> >
> > "What is incredible about all this is that this group called DefCon is
> > supposed to be defending the Constitution," he told CitizenLink. "They
> > say that you can have freedom of speech, freedom of religion but
> you're
> > not allowed to say that science supports the Bible."
> >
> > "Our campaign is focused on exposing AiG's attempt to institutionalize a
> > lie," Clark Stevens, co-director of DefCon, told CitizenLink. "Our
> > opposition to the museum has nothing to do with religion it's about
> bad
> > science.
> >
> > "We want Ken Ham as well as the rest of America to know that (we) are
> > opposed to his war on science education, and we call on him to stop
> > promoting this falsehood at the expense of our children."
> >
> > Ham said it's preposterous to claim the museum has no basis in science.
> >
> > "We are opening up a major facility to tell the world that the Bible is
> > true and we use good research in biology, geology, astronomy,
> > anthropology and so on to help people understand you can trust God's
> > word. And they don't like it," he said.
> >
> > DefCon is calling on educators to "oppose this nefarious campaign to
> > institutionalize a lie" by signing an online petition, an apparent
> > attempt to add names to its list of supporters.
> >
> > "What's our lie?" Ham asked. "We're saying the Bible's true."

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