Or so Karl Giberson seems to think. Early in his essay he writes:
This might suggest that Ken Ham and his Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., are becoming less relevant, as they speak for — and to — an increasingly smaller band of hyperconservative biblical literalists. Ham’s followers, ironically, are exactly what Waltke warned us about — a cult, with their own separate science.
There is something profoundly un-American about demanding that people give up cherished, or even uncherished, beliefs just because they don’t comport with science.
Faith Giberson doesn’t like? Dismissed as a hyperconservative cult. Faith he does like? It is un-American to critcize it. Charming.
Giberson has been spamming the internet lately with a series of indignant essays. For a cataloging of some of the many ways in which these essays are not very good, I will refer you to Jerry Coyne here and here.