Did creationist Ken Ham get woke?
Not exactly, although on Friday the man behind the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter did his best to take a stand against racism and prejudice by declaring himself to not be a white person.
“I’m not a white person & there are no black people,” Ham wrote on Twitter. “Using terms like ‘white’ & ‘black’ promotes division, racism & prejudice–all are brown.”
I'm not a white person & there are no black people.Using terms like 'white' & 'black' promotes division, racism & prejudice–all are brown pic.twitter.com/c3PePVomj5
— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) June 2, 2017
Ham’s renunciation of his own whiteness was met with instant ridicule by his Twitter followers, who pointed out the hypocrisy of someone who regularly uses religion as a divisive cudgel calling for everyone to overlook racial disparities.
Others, meanwhile, simply used Ham’s post to once again mock him for believing that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs were present on Noah’s Ark.
Check out some of the top responses below.
Yeah ken, that's due to common ancestry out of Africa, oh wait, you don't believe that shit.
— Puma #FreeRaif (@PumaBare) June 2, 2017
And using terms like Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Mormon promotes division & prejudice, but that is the intent, isn't it?
— Alistair McBay (@AMcBay_NSS) June 2, 2017
We are all chimps, Ken.
— Måx (@maxtrimblr) June 2, 2017