If you read nothing else today, read the Great Falls Tribune’s expose on the creationist museum that has received tens of thousands in financial support from GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte. Without spoiling it, the article includes such gems the museum “teaches” us, such as:
-Dinosaurs WERE on the ark.
-Dinosaurs are so large because everyone lived to be like 1000 back in the day:
think of Methuselah, whom the Bible pegs at 969 years old when he died. If people lived 10 times longer than they do now, apply that factor of 10 to animals.
-How did fossils get into Kansas? “the Flood is a good explanation.”
-God made every animal a vegan:
Just as panda bear teeth suggest a predator not a vegan, dinosaur teeth may be misleading. The Bible says everything — and that must include a T. rex — was created to eat plants, Canen said. The world was without violence and predation.
Go read the rest yourself. Then pick your jaw up off the floor.
The Billings Gazette first reported on Gianforte’s financial support for this museum in 2009. The candidate has refused to disclose the specific amount he has given to keep this museum open, but the Gazette reported in 2009 that tens of thousands had been given at that time.