Will Marriage Equality Lead to Nudism? This Biblical Creationist Thinks So

Wednesday October 28, 2015

A biblical creationist with strong ties to former child star Kirk Cameron warns that same-sex marriage may set society on a slippery slope to public nudity, Right Wing Watch reports.

Creationist Ken Ham, head of the Creation Museum, took time off from building a replica of Noah's Ark to pay a visit to the Point of View radio program where he warned that losing a literal interpretation of the Bible threatens marriage between a man and a woman. He expressed concern that this could even threaten the wearing of clothes.

"The doctrine of marriage is based there upon the literal history of Genesis," he said. "But if that history is not true, if there was no literal Adam and Eve, then what is marriage, why is it to be a man and a woman? It's only a man and a woman because God invented marriage, and he invented marriage when he made the first marriage, Adam and Eve."

He added "the origin of clothing is right there in Genesis," so "if you abandon Genesis' literal history of marriage and say marriage can be two men or two women or whatever you want, well why not abandon clothing?"

Ham's organization Answers in Genesis have been in the planning stages of building a biblical theme park in Kentucky with the help of hefty tax breaks from the state. According to Think Progress, those plans came under attack when it was learned that job applicants would have to sign a pledge stating that they agree with the organizations fundamentalist Christian beliefs. This was in breach of the state's non-discrimination policies.