The British newspaper the Independent took the evolutionary party line when it profiled Answers in Genesis on Sunday, March 26 with a major, rather negative, article. It appeared after an 8-day speaking tour of England and Wales by AiG executive director Ken Ham.
This London paper highlighted the influence that AiG has had in America, and also in Great Britain through its affiliate ministry based in Leicester. The newspaper chose to take an alarmist view of AiG’s impact, and therefore overstated the influence of AiG (and we chose not to be flattered). For example:
These exaggerated claims were obviously intended to frighten readers into believing that AiG has the clout to take evolution out of schools and to threaten “serious science.” The article also resorted to mocking creationists, calling Ken Ham “the high priest of Creationism.” It even made fun of his “lurid” dinosaur tie and polyester trousers, and also wrote of his “steely blue” eyes narrowing into “slits” as he spoke.
One would have thought that a paper called Independent would have endeavored to take a fresher approach in its reporting on the creation/evolution controversy. Instead, it resorted to the same tired arguments and mocking so typical of the secular press today.
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