This morning on "Fox & Friends," co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck cheered on Creation Museum President Ken Ham in his effort "to take on the atheists” and "give them a taste of their own medicine."
Ham is head of the Kentucky-based Creation Museum, which claims the earth is only a few thousand years old, and that men and dinosaurs co-existed at the same time. These views are so extreme that even Pat Robertson has disavowed them.
On today's broadcast (video below), Hasselbeck and Ham grumbled about an atheist group that exercised its free speech rights by placing a billboard in New York City that stated: “Who needs Christ during Christmas?”
Ham then claimed atheism was a "religion," which it is not recognized as such by the US government.
“You know, the atheist who are a very small minority in the population have been trying to impose their religion of atheism on the culture now for quite a while,” added Ham. “You know, getting Bible, prayer out of schools. Christian symbols out of public places.”
However, both the Bible and prayer are allowed in public schools, if initiated by students, not faculty.
“Because they’re becoming so aggressive, I just feel that it’s really time Christians really stood up in this culture to take on the atheists and to proclaim their message of hope,” stated Ham. “I mean, what’s the atheists’ message? There is no God? When you die that’s the end of you? So everything’s just meaningless and hopelessness?”
However, no major atheist group has ever stated that "everything’s just meaningless and hopelessness."
Ham then boasted about a billboard that his group, Answers in Genesis, had put up in New York City: “To all our atheists friends: Thank God you’re wrong,” which is also plugged on the group's website.
Ham then complained more about atheist groups having a "say" in "culture" via their First Amendment rights.
“The atheists are only a small part of the population,” Ham said. “And really, it’s that minority, less than 2 percent of the population, that seem to be having such say in our culture, in imposing their anti-God religion.”
“What they’re really doing, the atheists, they’re really wanting to impose their anti-God religion on us, on the culture," Ham claimed. "And so we need to stand up against that.”
Hasselbeck thanked Ham for “standing up for your faith,” but did not mention the non-scientific and non-Biblical claims that Ham's Creation Museum has pushed for years.