The new multi-million-dollar Museum of Creation, which will open this spring in Kentucky, will be aimed at the “growing ranks” of fundamentalist Christians in the United States. It aims to promote the view that man was created in his present shape by God rather than by a Darwinian process of evolution. The centerpiece of the museum is a series of huge model dinosaurs, built by the former head of design at Universal Studios, which are portrayed as existing alongside man, contrary to scientific fact that they lived millions of years apart.
More controversial exhibits deal with diseases and famine, which are portrayed not as random disasters, but as the result of mankind’s sin. Mr Ham’s Answers in Genesis movement blames the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two teenagers killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves, on evolutionist teaching, claiming that the perpetrators believed in Darwin’s survival of the fittest.
Other exhibits in the museum will blame homosexuals for AIDS. In a “Bible Authority Room” visitors are warned: “Everyone who rejects his history — including six-day creation and Noah’s flood — is ‘wilfully” ignorant.'”