‘Genocide & Incest Park’ billboard to be raised near the Ark Encounter

The Tri-State Freethinkers are raising money to erect billboards around Kentucky to counter the Ark Encounter as an immoral theme park that celebrates genocide and highly inappropriate for children. [Read more…]

Judge denies Americans United attempt to intervene in Ark Encounter lawsuit

  A federal district court judge has ruled that Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU) did not show enough evidence that they had the state’s best interest in mind when attempting to intervene in the Ark Encounter’s lawsuit against the state and its Governor, Steve Beshear. AU attempted to intervene in [Read More…]

Kentucky’s Governor-elect supports funding the Ark Encounter

Last night, contradictory to every poll out there, Tea-Party conservative Matt Bevin won the Kentucky gubernatorial election.

This is frightening on many levels for a state whose education system is in the toilet and needed heavy reform, but it is very scary for the Kentucky taxpayer who needs tax dollars sent to these schools, and other important statewide infrastructure and could instead find it sent to build a huge landlocked boat. [Read more…]

Ark Encounter officials are still lying about attendance numbers to city officials

It is common knowledge at this point that the folks over at Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter are dishonest. It is even clearer now after Ken Ham went in front of city officials and touted already disproven attendance numbers to boost political excitement about the park. [Read more…]

5 things I learned by attending Ken Ham’s Answers Conference

Like a creationist rock star, Answers in Genesis’s Ken Ham is out on tour spewing his usual nonsense. Luckily for me, the Answers Conference stopped over in my hometown of Springfield, Missouri. Even luckier for me, admission was free, so I went. I even got to meet Ken Ham. Really. [Read more…]

Answers in Genesis insists it has religious freedom to discriminate and lies about hiring practices

Answers in Genesis CCO, Mark Looy wrote an op-ed for Grant County News Thursday in an attempt to dispel what he believes are myths surrounding the Ark Encounter project.

He begins by addressing the hiring discrimination that led to the loss of the projects tax incentive though Looy still believes they lost the tax incentive because of the religious nature of the project. [Read more…]

Studies suggest young people dislike ‘anti-science’ Christianity, so Ken Ham blames Churches

Young people seem to be leaving the church in fairly large numbers. This trend was first noticed in a 2011 Barna Group study that was published in the book You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking, by Barna president David Kinnaman. [Read more…]

Lawyers begin arguing the Ark Encounter tax incentive case in federal court

Wednesday morning marked the beginning of the federal court case brought against the State of Kentucky by Answers in Genesis over the 18 million dollar tax incentive that the state revoked late last year.

Tourism officials “took this reflexive, kind of allergic reaction to religion” when it rejected the ark project’s participation in the tax incentive program in December, said Louisiana State Representative Mike Johnson, who is also the lawyer for Answers in Genesis. The incentive program offers those eligible a tax refund at the end of the year on sales tax collected. [Read more…]

Ken Ham’s lawyer claims same-sex marriage will lead to incest and pedophilia

The folks over at Answers in Genesis are having a rough day. They are taking today’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage (now called, marriage) in all 50 states pretty hard. Ham himself is ready for the end times and his lawyer wants to know why you’re not banging your sister. [Read more…]

The Ark Encounter hosted a media day and let reporters walk on concrete platforms

Today was media day at the Ark Encounter.

Ken Ham invited media to the construction site today (my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail) to have a “a unique opportunity to walk on top of the concrete measures platform, which will support the timber structure.” [Read more…]