The University of Malta’s student council (KSU) has distanced itself from a Creationist event that occurred today on campus, saying it supported freedom of speech but pushed for a more logical debate.
“KSU would like to clarify that it is not affiliated with the event being held today at the University Quadrangle,” they said in a statement today.
“We maintain that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, but at the same time would like to express our belief that speech at University should be rooted in the constant pursuit of knowledge backed by rational and logical debate,” they continued.
KSU’s comments come after a group featuring singer ‘ex-gay’ Matthew Grech, who is affiliated with gay conversion therapy – which is illegal in Malta – promoted a brand of Creationism, which is a fundamental Christian belief.
In the University event today, called Creation Village, people could have their dreams interpreted and be faith healed, all in the name of the Lord.
One of the books was called ‘Adam and Family’, which featured Adam and Eve as cavemen who lived among dinosaurs, ‘The Creation Story For Children’, and, of course, ‘Dinosaurs By Design’.
Creation Village was set up today from 10 am to 4 pm, however, a heavy thunderstorm forced the team to pack up early.
People have since been left wondering why the event was allowed to happen on the campus of Malta’s highest educational institution – but with no real answer, at least we’ll be able to read all about Adam, Eve, and their pet dinosaurs.