An atheist college student who visited the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., with the Secular Student Alliance on Friday was asked to leave after allegedly offending other guests.
Derek Rogers, who was touring the 70,000-square foot museum with around 300 scientists, students, and secularists from the SSA, had earlier been “harangued” by a museum official for “making fun of things and laughing” with the group he came with, according to his account of the visit.
He was later asked to turn inside-out a T-shirt he was wearing that stated “There Probably Is No God.”
“I said, ‘Look, I didn’t realize that was against your policy. I disagree, obviously, but if it means you’re going to kick me out of the museum, I’ll go to the bathroom and change my T-shirt.’ So I did that,” Rogers recalled in a video posted on YouTube.
The final straw was broken not longer after when the computer science major at Dalhouise University in Nova Scotia, Canada, was talking to some people and, by his account, said, “You know, I already spent money on food, and I feel bad enough about that. I wouldn’t want to buy anything in here because I don’t want to give them any more money.”
Reportedly, Rogers’ comments were loud enough to “ruin” the vacation of a family that had traveled from Virginia to see the exhibit and prompted one final warning from Mark Looy, co-founder of the apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, which operates the museum.
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