What does a young earth have to do with pouring a bucket of ice over your head? According to Georgia Purdom of Answers In Genesis, the popular ice bucket challenge might not be the innocent do-gooderism it seems to be.
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve seen images of people pouring buckets of ice over their heads. The idea is to spread the word about the work of the ALS Association. And it’s working. Celebrities from all over the media map have done the deed, including former POTUS George W. Bush.
So why would AIG be against it? According to Answers In Genesis, the Ice Bucket Challenge funnels money and attention to an immoral organization. In the words of AIG’s Georgia Purdom,
the ALS Association that is promoting the frigid challenge promotes an unethical search for a cure. Many researchers are willing to use embryonic stem cells and cells taken from “electively aborted” fetuses to search for a cure.
Does this imply that President Bush is not pro-life? That Bush and all the Ice-Bucketeers are somehow making a political statement in favor of embryonic stem cell research?