The Australian Newsによれば、Kentuckyを本拠地とするKen Ham率いる"若い地球の創造論"ミニストリAnswers in Genesisと、ブリスベーンを本拠地とするDr. Carl Wieland率いる"若い地球の創造論"ミニストリCreation Ministries Internationalが交戦状態に入った[via pharyngula]。
AN unholy war has erupted between a star of the US evangelical movement and his Australian flock, with claims of bullying and unbiblical behaviour.

Former NSW chief magistrate Clarrie Briese, who nearly brought down former High Court judge Lionel Murphy, has led a confidential investigation into the international dispute being fought out among the international arms of "creationist" ministries.
元高等裁判所裁判官Lionel Murphyを打ち倒した、元New South Wales地方裁判官Clarrie Brieseは、創造論者ミニストリの国際紛争の秘密調査を指導した。

A week after former Queensland science teacher Ken Ham opened the world's first Creation Museum - a $33 million facility in Petersburg, Kentucky - he is being sued by the Australian evangelical organisation he helped to set up and which served as a springboard for his leap into the US evangelical movement two decades ago.
かつてQueenslandで理科教師をしていたKen Hamが世界初の創造博物館を3300万ドルかけてケンタッキー州Petersburgに開館して一週間後、彼が設立を手伝い、跳躍台として使った豪州の福音主義団体によって訴えられた。

Mr Ham is one of the leading lights of the creationist movement, arguing against evolutionary science with claims the world is only 6000 years old, was created in six days by God and that dinosaurs walked the planet alongside humans.
Ken Hamは創造論運動の指導的な人物で、進化科学に反して世界は6000年前に神によって創造され、恐竜は人類とともに生存していたと論じている。

The 55-year-old father of five is heard every day on more than 1000 radio stations across the US, is a regular on the Christian speaking circuit and has set up arms of his organisation in Britain and Canada.
55歳で五児の父であるKen Hamは、米国の1000以上のラジオ局で毎日番組を持ち、キリスト教講話のレギュラーとなり、英国とカナダに支所を設立した。

The Brisbane-based Creation Ministries International has filed a lawsuit in Queensland's Supreme Court against Mr Ham and his Kentucky-based Answers in Genesis ministry seeking damages and accusing him of deceptive conduct in his dealings with the Australian organisation.
ブリスベーンを本拠地とするCreation Ministries Internationalは、豪州の組織(CMI)を欺いたとして、Ken Hamおよびケンタッキーを本拠地とするAnswers in Genesisに損害賠償を求めて、Queensland最高裁に裁判を起こした。

The suit focuses on a dispute over the Australian organisation's production of a creationist magazine, sold in the US to more than 35,000 subscribers, and has led to revelations about the three-year battle between the two ministries.

A 40-page report, written by Mr Briese and obtained by The Australian, reveals a bitter power struggle across the Pacific that began with a challenge to the power Mr Ham allegedly wielded over the ministries.
Briese氏によって書かれ、The Australian Newsが入手した40ページのレポートは、2つのミニストリに対するKen Hamのふるった権力に対する挑戦に始まる、太平洋をはさんだ激しい権力闘争をあらわにした。


A magistrate between 1982 and 90, Mr Briese found in his report that Mr Ham and his US organisation had launched a campaign after his leadership was challenged by his US deputy, Brandon Vallorani, who was then sacked, and Australian leader Carl Wieland, who was later allegedly the subject of innuendo about his private life.
1982〜1990年に地方判事だったBriese氏は、Ken Hamと米国側組織が、Ken Hamの指導の下に始めたキャンペーンが、Ken Hamの米国の代理人で、その後くびになったBrandon Valloraniと、後に私生活について問題にされた豪州組織の指導者Carl Wielandによって批判された。

According to Mr Briese's report, the campaign last year also involved John Mackay, a former associate of Mr Ham in Queensland, who was excommunicated in the 1980s after making allegations of witchcraft and necrophilia against a fellow member of the ministry.
Briese氏のレポートによれば、QueenslandでKen Hamの同僚だったが、1980年代にミニストリの同僚を魔法と屍姦のかどで批判した後、くびになったJohn Mackayもキャンペーンに関わっていた。

The joint Australian-US push for reforms came amid concerns over Mr Ham's domination of the ministries, the amount of money being spent on his fellow executives and a shift away from delivering the creationist message to raising donations.
豪州と米国の改革のための共同行動から、Ken Hamによるミニストリに対する独裁や、Ken Hamの仲間の経営陣に費やされるお金の総額あるいは、創造論メッセージの伝達から寄付金集めへのシフトなどへの懸念がわきあがった。

In his report, Mr Briese said Mr Ham and the US organisation responded with sackings, bullying and, in some instances, "unbiblical/unethical/unlawful behaviour" towards the Australian ministry that he suspected was intended to send it into bankruptcy.
レポートでBriese氏は、Ken Hamと米国の組織が、Ken Hamaの行動が破産をもたらしかねないと懸念した豪州の組織に対して、解雇やいじめなど「非聖書的・非倫理的・非合法的」行動をとったと述べている。

"The report recommends that if CMI is to fulfil its fiduciary responsibilities to protect and safeguard the Australian ministry, CMI, and have a recalcitrant Answers in Genesis-USA brought to account for the serious wrongs it has committed," he said, "CMI has no option left except to bring AiG-USA before the secular courts, the 'powers that be ordained by God' under Romans 13."

「CMIが、豪州ミニストリCMIを守るという信託された責任を果たし、扱いにくい米国Answers in Genesisが犯した深刻な誤りを認めさせるためには、米国Answers in Genesisを、神によって立てられた権威[ローマ人への手紙3章]たる世俗法廷に引き出すしか方法がないとレポートは推奨している」とBriese氏は語った。

Dr Wieland declined to comment yesterday and Mr Ham could not be reached.
Dr. Wielandは昨日コメントを拒否し、Ken Hamには連絡がつかなかった。

[Michael McKenna: "Biblical battle of creation groups" (2007/06/04) on The Australian News]

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