Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has a problem with libraries. Libraries?! The institution that has been around for centuries recording history and offering a place to expand your knowledge?
Referenced article – here.
Libraries don’t push children to read specific books. Sure they have displays and if you ask a librarian for suggestions you’ll get some. But just because a library hosts a book that you deem offensive doesn’t mean it’s a dangerous place. It’s simply a book sitting on a shelf made available to anyone who would like to read it.
If we’re going down this road, then any place that has books is a dangerous place for children. Amazon, the grocery store, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Goodwill, etc. Ham sends the wrong message with this outcry and I’m surprised he’s not calling for a ban on books.
Ham could have empowered parents to review books their children select, but instead he brings Satan into the message. This added layer of spiritual warfare makes the message come across as children being attacked when they really are not. All one needs to do is direct their feet to another bookshelf. It’s really not that difficult.