Ken Ham is not a stranger at right-wing functions. To see him slated to headline an event for the Institution of the Constitution is no surprise; it’s even less of a surprise when one considers that the IOTC is owned by Michael Peroutka, and it was Peroutka who donated the dinosaur skeleton to Ken Ham’s Creationist “Museum” back in May. The surprise comes upon realizing that the IOTC-sponsored event is a White Supremacist one.
Remember all those times Ken Ham was telling us about how evolution is racist?
David Whitney and Michael Peroutka are also slated to be at the event as well. Between the two of them, the League of the South will be fully represented. Whitney is the chaplain of the Virginia and Maryland chapters, while Peroutka is a member and one-time board member of the League. If that name sounds ominous, it very well should: they preach something frighteningly close to Lebensraum. Specifically, the group are strong proponents of Southern Secession, with the objective of forming a homeland for whites of European heritage.
Other whackjobs don’t want anything to do with these people.
Not quite two years ago, General Jerry Boykin, a man not noted for his moderation on anything, pulled from a conference because of the presence of David Whitney. The fact that Ken Ham is willing to speak is a disturbing indicator of how deeply rooted the cancerous ideologies of the IOTC are within the Christian right.
The IOTC claims that they properly represent the Constitution. Here’s an example of that “proper representation” (bolding original):
Loving thy neighbor means protecting their God given rights as Exodus 12:49 commands. That means preserving the structure of civil government from all who would pervert the civil government into an agency of legalized plunder, whereby the God given rights of no one would be safe and secure. This means, as we have seen in the commands of Scripture, that we restrict citizenship to those who, because they are committed to the Covenant of Disciples of Jesus Christ, are willing to submit themselves to serve in the roles of responsibility in choosing leaders who will preserve God ordained order. Those who will serve as Jurors, committed to do justice in judging the law by the eternal standard of God’s Law. Those who will serve when called up as Representatives to serve in civil government to do justice by God’s Law, and those who will put themselves in harms way serving in the Militia – only in just wars as defined by God’s Law.
The above is David Whitney, who argues with the deftness of a drunkard’s punch that citizenship should be restricted to those who are “disciples of
Islam Jesus Christ.”
I don’t know about you, I’m having a hard time telling these people from ISIL anymore.