Toledoan spreads word about creationism

8/6/2006
BY DAVID YONKE
BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Steve McConaughy leads an impromptu Bible study after the bus his group was taking to the Creation Museum broke down. The 21 on board eventually made it to the museum.
Steve McConaughy leads an impromptu Bible study after the bus his group was taking to the Creation Museum broke down. The 21 on board eventually made it to the museum.

PETERSBURG, Ky. The pilgrimage did not go smoothly, but then again, pilgrims are not supposed to have an easy time.

A church bus carrying 21 of the 34 people from the Toledo area en route to the Creation Museum broke down along I-275 near Cincinnati.

Sitting in the bus waiting for help to arrive, Steve McConaughy of Toledo gave an impromptu Bible study on creation, reading Scriptures and fielding questions from the peanut gallery.

The Bible lesson came easily for Mr. McConaughy, 57, an air-traffic controller and former military pilot who has been teaching about creation since 1989.

I had been a theistic evolutionist until I read a book called The Early Earth by Dr. John C. Whitcomb, and my eyes got big and my mouth dropped open. ... I said, I have to teach this in Sunday school, Mr. McConaughy said.

He has since collected 170 books and 260 videos on the subject and hosts a creation meeting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at Church of Cross, United Methodist Church, 1806 Cass Rd. He also conducts creation seminars at other area churches.

This month s meeting, on Aug. 28, will feature a video of a lecture by Jonathan Safati on flaky evidences that reputable creationists must avoid.

WPOS-FM (102.3) also holds regular creation meetings and broadcasts a one-minute Answers ... with Ken Ham program. WPOS will host a lecture by Carl Kerby of Answers in Genesis at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the radio station, 7112 Angola Rd., Holland, Ohio.

More information on the Creation Museum is available on the Answers in Genesis Web site, answersingenesis.org.