The man picked to
play Adam by a museum based on the Bible's version
of Earth's history led quite a different life outside the
Garden of Eden, flaunting his sexual exploits online
and modeling for a line of clothing with an explicit
records show that Eric Linden, who portrays Adam taking his
first breath in a film at the newly opened Creation Museum
in Petersburg, Ky., owns a graphic Web site called
Bedroom Acrobat. He has been pictured there, smiling
alongside a drag queen, in a T-shirt brandishing the
site's sexually suggestive logo.
Linden, a graphic
designer, model, and actor who grew up in Columbus,
Ohio, also sells clothing for SFX International, whose
initials appear on clothing to spell "SEX" from afar
and serve as an abbreviation for its mascot, who
promotes "free love," "pleasure," and "thrillz."
operators, informed Thursday by the Associated Press of
Linden's online appearances, acted swiftly to suspend airing
of the 40-second video in which he appeared.
Even before the
disclosure, the museum endured its share of controversy,
including protesters demonstrating outside when it first
opened its doors late last month and critics arguing
that exhibits putting dinosaurs and humans in the same
time period only serve to confuse children and are
The clip in which
Linden appears is one of 55 featured on tours of the
museum, which tells the Bible's version of Earth's history
that the planet was created in a single week just a
few thousand years ago.
"We are currently
investigating the veracity of these serious claims of
his participation in projects that don't align with the
biblical standards and moral code upon which the
ministry was founded," Answers for Genesis spokesman
Mark Looy said in an e-mail statement.
Linden told the
AP that he is no longer affiliated with the site. He
described it as "from my past."
"It's a different
story when you grow up a little bit," said Linden, 27.
"I'm a Web designer and I was trying to think to the
future and capitalize on different domain names, just trying
to be clever. I handed the domain name off to
somebody, so I really don't know what's going on with
available through the NetworkSolutions database show
Linden registered the site 18 months ago. (Julie Carr Smyth,