I have copied excerpts from a Baptist News source re: what the writer (who did a lengthy story on our museum last year) suggests the next four years may hold in America under the new U.S. president. The news sources states:
Barack Obama made history Nov. 4 in many ways, not least of which was giving pro-choicers hope they finally may be able to pass the Freedom of Choice Act, a bill that pro-lifers call the most radical piece of abortion rights legislation ever introduced. … But pro-family leaders publicly worry that Obama—at least on social issues—is more liberal than Clinton was. …
… it is Obama’s position on the Freedom of Choice Act that is perhaps most concerning to pro-lifers. Like Clinton did, Obama has promised that he would sign the act, which would overturn virtually every pro-life law on the state and federal level—such as parental notification laws and partial-birth abortion bans—and also would ensure that abortion remains legal, even if the Supreme Court someday overturns Roe v. Wade. It likely also would lead to taxpayer funding of abortion under Medicaid and any future government health insurance program. …
Obama also could change the national landscape on:
—Embryonic stem cell research. A bill that would drastically increase public funding for embryonic stem cell research seems likely to become law—perhaps as soon as next year—with Obama in office. He supports the bill, which President Bush twice vetoed. …
—“Gay rights.” Obama supports same-sex civil unions—which grant homosexual couples all the legal benefits of marriage—and favors overturning the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which prevents homosexuals from serving openly. Just as significantly, Obama favors overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, a law signed by President Clinton which gives states the option of not recognizing another state’s “gay marriage” license.
You can read the much more detailed editorial at:
Crichton and AiG’s Dinosaur Connection
There is no doubt that Michael Crichton’s book Jurassic Park, and the movie of the same name, catapulted “dinosaur fever” among kids of all ages to a whole new level. When I was interviewed by the secular media at the opening of the Creation Museum, I was often asked why we had such an emphasis on dinosaurs in various parts of the museum. I often responded saying that kids were fascinated by dinosaurs and usually referred to the Jurassic Park movie as having greatly contributed to dinosaur popularity in our modern world. Of course the big difference with what AiG says about dinosaurs and what Micahel Crichton portrayed is that we believe they were created on Day Six of the creation week just a few thousand years ago—that they didn’t evolve into birds over millions of years.
Yesterday, Associated Press reported:
Michael Crichton, the million-selling author who made scientific research terrifying and irresistible in such thrillers as “Jurassic Park,” “Timeline” and “The Andromeda Strain,” has died of cancer, his family said. Crichton died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 66 after privately battling cancer. … He was an experimenter and popularizer known for his stories of disaster and systematic breakdown, such as the rampant microbe of “The Andromeda Strain” or the dinosaurs running madly in “Jurassic Park.” Many of his books became major Hollywood movies, including “Jurassic Park,” “Rising Sun” and “Disclosure.” Crichton himself directed and wrote “The Great Train Robbery” and he co-wrote the script for the blockbuster “Twister.”
Crichton died a relatively young man (at age 66)—a reminder to us of the brevity of life on this earth. We do extend our condolences to the family. You can read the entire AP report at:
Congratulations to James and Christy De Leon! They were married on October 18, 2008, here in Northern Kentucky. James is a graphic designer at the Creation Museum and is heavily involved in museum exhibit development. We are thrilled for them as they start their new life together. Here are a couple pictures of the newlyweds taken here at the Creation Museum. As you can see, the Creation Museum is a fantastic place to have your wedding photographs taken.
Deep love and devotion
(Hosea 6:4) O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
Deep love and devotion for the Lord Jesus Christ is revealed in hard times as to whether that love & devotion vanishes like dew off grass in the sun or not.
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