Letters to the Editor

Creation museum, social insecurity, shaken activist

Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., does a fine job of maintaining its motif across its three floors of displays -- and yes, it really does look like an ark inside.
Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., does a fine job of maintaining its motif across its three floors of displays -- and yes, it really does look like an ark inside. TNS

Creation Museum

It’s amazing how many wrong claims were made about our organization in such a short letter to the editor (Oct. 7).

First, our life-size Noah’s Ark south of Cincinnati was built with zero taxpayer dollars. Second, Ken Ham, the Ark Encounter’s founder, does not claim to be a scientist, although he has hired several scientists for our staff who hold Ph.D.’s from places like Harvard, Brown, Ohio State, Indiana and Vanderbilt.

At the same time, Ham has more scientific training than someone like Bill Nye, the so-called “Science Guy.”

No museum exhibit exists in our Creation Museum of a Triceratops with a saddle on it; that’s an old Internet myth.

And no Brontosaurus model stands in the museum, much less one positioned near Adam and Eve.

Instead, we have many superb dinosaur exhibits, including a world-class allosaurus fossil.

I doubt the letter writer, who wants to come across to readers as knowledgeable about us, has ever visited our museum or Ark.

Mark Looy, chief

communications officer,

Answers in Genesis,

Petersburg, Ky.

Social insecurity

Whoopee. Seniors will get a raise in their Social Security check in 2017 — a whopping 0.3 percent, or approximately $4 a month.

What an insult! This won’t even cover the cost of making the change.

Fewer seniors drive, so the lower price of gasoline does not impact them like the higher medical costs and increases in food prices.

I think I’ll convert my $4 into pennies and send them back.

Seniors cannot be bought this cheaply.

Just remember this when you fill out your ballot.

Gayle Bostic,

Fort Worth

Shaken activist

We were visiting our daughter in Fort Worth when I came across the article about Jeff Hood, the activist from Denton who organized the July 7 Black Lives Matter march in Dallas after which five brave police heroes were murdered. (“Activist remains shaken by ‘evil moment’ at rally,” Oct. 16)

Hood expressed “trauma” about events he helped cause.

He never even spoke of the wives, children, grandchildren and family members of the police officers and how their lives are irrevocably altered.

He should not organize any more pointless protests.

Phil Webb, San Angelo

 

I’m sorry activist Jeff Hood is “shaken” by the events July 7 and feeling sorry for himself.

I wonder how many calls or trips he has made to, and how sorry he feels for, the five families that lost their husbands, dads, sons, brothers, uncles, and friends that fateful evening?

He saw Texas as a “desert of apathy.” Most Texans are law-abiding, peace-loving people who don’t need an activist to stir up problems.

Five families will never, ever be the same. God bless those families in their grief.

Cherita Goodman,

Mansfield

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