And just to add some more details to the fun, the young family man visited the Creation Museum soon after it opened (though I don’t think his wife had) and both were raised in YEC churches. I’m not clear on how many of their church family knows of their strong background and understanding of Young Earth Creationism.
But the competition is coming—although it is coming from a similar but competing YEC ministry:
I sometimes listen to American Family Radio when traveling through rural America between the big cities and radio station choices is limited. I’ve often considered how non-Christian define “Christian” after listening to a typical day of such broadcasting. They probably conclude that to be a Christian means to:
(1) be Young Earth Creationist, specifically, denying any science that undermines belief in a 6,000 year old earth and a global flood not long ago.
(2) Deny “global warming” and “the heresy that puny man could possibly change God’s climate!”
(3) Must be conservative Republican, not Democrat.
(4) Hate Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.
(5) Worship the Bible. [I’m not deprecating the Bible. I’m just saying that a listener could get the impression that a Christian should not so much quote the Bible as to constantly praise it as the answer to every question—and I mean EVERY question.]
(6) A good Christian is obsessed with politics and the fact that America is heading away from the paradise it was in the 1950’s when America was a Christian nation. (And for PROOF that America was ALWAYS a Christian nation, they regularly quote “one of the world’s greatest history scholars”, David Barton. Of course, they never mention that his best selling title was so filled with factual errors that the publisher issued a recall of every copy.)