Savor the Irony. It’s Delicious.

Many, many people emailed me this story today, so many thanks go out for the opportunity to savor this delicious story: seems the guy who plays Adam in the Creation Museum’s multimedia exhibit has been showing off his serpent in other gardens, prompting museum folks to pull the video from their exhibit.

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.”

Gotta love thrillz. Of course, Linden seems to have his head on straight – both of them:

“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.”

Yet the museum isn’t seeing it that way:

“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.

Oh dear, oh dear. Only the purest of actors can participate, it seems. There are so many to choose from, too.

In keeping with the moral code and standards upon which this site was founded, I won’t name all the many, many generous and fabulously-dressed individuals who sent me this link for our collective enjoyment. So perhaps it was the person next to you, or the dude driving just a little too slow on the highway, or the checkout lady at Target. You just don’t know, so be grateful to everyone you meet, as they might be one of the folks who spread this little bit of joy today.

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  1. 1
    carolyn says:

    awesump! the SmartBitches romance covers are now collectors items!

  2. 2
    Jess says:

    I bet they wanted Mel Gibson but couldn’t afford to pay him, so they had to downgrade to a plebe.

    What? Batshit needs to stick together, I say. Makes it easier to avoid them.

  3. 3
    MamaNice says:

    Well, how do you like them apples?

  4. 4
    sara says:

    You know, it would make sense to have someone “impure” playing Adam. He and his nekkid ladyfriend kind of invented original sin, if we’re playing along with the museum’s logic. Really, shouldn’t sinners play sinners? Now, if he was playing Most Holy Jebus … nope, still wouldn’t have a problem with it.

  5. 5
    Jay in Oregon says:

    Really, shouldn’t sinners play sinners?

    No, because the thrust of this particular strain of Christianity is that their moral superiority comes from the fact that they are Good People(tm), and Good People by (their) definition only do Good Things.

    Lance Mannion laid it out well in in a blog post. My favorite quote:

    […] if Jesus were around today and a woman taken in adultery ran to him for protection and he said to the crowd, Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone, forty-six Republican adulterers would bean her with rocks.

    Cheating on your spouse is something Democrats do.

  6. 6
    AnimeJune says:

    HA! I heard the same story about how, literally, Adam was thrown out of the pristine garden of the Creationism museum for introducing carnal sin.

    This actually kinda reminds me of Philip Toubus, a.k.a Paul Thomas – the actor who played the apostle Peter in the 1973 movie musical Jesus Christ Superstar, but then went on to star in movies like Ready, Willing, And AnalErotic Explosions 5, and Dr. Gonad’s Sex Tails. I swear to God I am not making this up. His rather impressive IMDB profile’s here: http://imdb.com/name/nm0680119/

    I mean, what is it about actors who recreate portions of a book that has women doing their dads, hot male wrestling, polygamy (and thus beaucoup de menage), guys who pretend their wives are their sisters so OTHER guys can do them, and porn? I just can’t see the connection.

  7. 7

    Hyuh hyuh hyuh.  Jay said thrust.

  8. 8

    Love it. Glad to see the bitchery was alert to this newest development.

  9. 9
    Arethusa says:

    I find this a bit hypocritical considering the museum founder is facing charges of unethical behaviour, breaking of contracts, and all sorts of good Christian behaviour in Australia. I’m assuming he’s being investigated by his group in this part of the world too?

  10. 10

    Hallelujah, brethren and sistern.

    Always love it when the oh-so-righteous get a dose of irony. Heh.

  11. 11

    Who needs CNN when we have Smart Bitches to fill us in on all the most interesting news? Thanks to everyone who passed this tidbit along.

    “I find this a bit hypocritical considering the museum founder is facing charges of unethical behaviour, breaking of contracts, and all sorts of good Christian behaviour in Australia. I’m assuming he’s being investigated by his group in this part of the world too?”

    More details please, Arethusa!

  12. 12
    Pat says:

    My favorite quote:

    […] if Jesus were around today and a woman taken in adultery ran to him for protection and he said to the crowd, Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone, forty-six Republican adulterers would bean her with rocks.

    Cheating on your spouse is something Democrats do.

    ———

    Well, how about that, my ex was a patriot…

  13. 13
    Teddypig says:

    hot male wrestling???

    Where where I skipped that part!

  14. 14
    Arethusa says:

    Jennyfer for some reason there isn’t a dearth of media articles about this but I found this Christian website which quotes liberally from an Australian newspaper.

    On Monday, May 28, Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis, proudly presided over the grand opening of the $27 million Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. On Thursday, May 31, half a world away in Brisbane, Australia, Ham’s former business partners and fellow creationists, Creation Ministries International, filed a lawsuit in Queensland Supreme Court against both Answers in Genesis, the American based non-profit corporation that owns the Creation Museum, and Ken Ham individually. Creation Ministries International, represented by the top Brisbane law firm of Hopgood Ganim Lawyers, based their claim on a searing investigation conducted by Mr. Clarrie Briese, a highly respected former New South Wales chief magistrate.

    http://www.christianfaithandreason.com/june_lawsuit.html

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    La Karibane says:

    Hum, here’s another angle : if the board of admin is so hung up on the moral purity of each and every single person involved in this Museum venture, how come they haven’t heard of Private Investigators and Background Checks?

    No, wait. That’s how they got a crime suspect as a CEO in the first place!

    Godliness without Google-ness will be their downfall, mark my words…

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    Jeri says:

    These news stories make me purr…

    There’s a good reason why creationists don’t “believe” in evolution: it really hasn’t worked in their favor.

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    Charlene says:

    No, because the thrust of this particular strain of Christianity is that their moral superiority comes from the fact that they are Good People(tm), and Good People by (their) definition only do Good Things.

    Don’t forget, too, that Adam was just a poor, poor innocent man ruined by that eebil bitch Eve. He was a man: it can’t have been his fault.

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