Sex Scandal Hits Creationist Museum

When you do 'faith-based' science, you have problems when you don't follow the tenets of that 'faith.' From the AP:

The man who plays Adam in a video aired at a Bible-based creationist museum has led a different life outside the Garden of Eden, flaunting his sexual exploits online and modeling for a clothing line that promotes free love.

After learning about his activities Thursday, the Creation Museum in Kentucky pulled the 40-second video in which he appears.

"We are currently investigating the veracity of these serious claims of his participation in projects that don't align with the biblical standards and moral code upon which the ministry was founded," Answers for Genesis spokesman Mark Looy said in a written statement.

The actor, Eric Linden, owns a graphic Web site called Bedroom Acrobat, where he has been pictured, smiling alongside a drag queen, in a T-shirt brandishing the site's sexually suggestive logo. The Web site, which has a network of members, allows users to post explicit stories and photos.

He also sells clothing for SFX International, whose initials appear on clothing to spell "SEX" from afar. It promotes "free love,""pleasure" and "thrillz."

Linden, a graphic designer, model and actor who grew up in Columbus, said he is no longer affiliated with the Bedroom Acrobat site, and had handed the domain name off to somebody. Ownership records available through the NetworkSolutions database show Linden registered the site 18 months ago.

He also said he no longer posts to the site.

Linden said he is very proud to play Adam. "But just because I'm Adam on the screen, that doesn't mean I'm Adam off the screen," he said. "What I do shouldn't have anything to do with who they think Adam is."

...The museum pulled the clip after learning about his online activities from The Associated Press.

This is the best part:

"For the Creation Museum, I did what I did as an actor. It doesn't necessarily mean I believe in evolution or a believe in creation," Linden said. "I'm hired to get a point across. On the flip side, if I was hired to play a murderer, that doesn't mean I'd go out and kill somebody. It's make-believe."

Yes, the Creationist Museum is certainly "make believe."

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Nothing that was described here sounds more sexually provocative than a guy running around naked except for a fig leaf. The "museum" is also going to hold him up to a Biblical standard of morality - presumably that means that if he raped someone it is OK as long as he married them afterwards?

Thanks for sharing this!

Has everyone here seen the ars technica article on the creationist museum? It has a link to lots of pictures of the displays and graphics in the museum.

I'm surprised that they bothered pulling the clip. When confronted by other inconvenient facts, they normally just deny and spin.

Has everyone here seen the ars technica article on the creationist museum? It has a link to lots of pictures of the displays and graphics in the museum