The Ark Encounter is hiring again and still discriminating against applicants

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Some lessons are never learned.After losing $18,000,000 in tax rebates because of discriminatory hiring practices (and then deleting the said job opening which led to the loss) the Ark Encounter is once again hiring a CAD designer.And once again, they are requiring that you sign:Salvation testimony Creation belief statement Confirmation of your agreement with the AiG Statement of FaithThey don't know when to quit. Sure, the tax incentive has come and gone (though they are … [Read more...]

Kansas just made obtaining an abortion even harder

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Yesterday, April 7th, Kansas governor Sam Brownback signed into law another abortion law that furthers the anti-woman, truly anti-life, position of the state.The new law, called SB95, prohibits the use of "dismemberment abortion" during the second trimester of pregnancy. It is the most common method of abortion during this stage.Brownback wrote on Twitter that he was "protecting life at its most vulnerable stage." Right, because women who have ectopic pregnancies or whose lives would … [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee thinks gays are coming after Christians

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Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, has some interesting views on the gay population in the United States. Aside from feeling homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt (in 2007), and that being gay is as much a sin as lust, he also signed legislation in 2006 to outlaw same-sex marriage.What is more interesting is his latest position; namely that gays are out to completely destroy the church. And not just the church, but Christians as well. "It [homosexuals] won't stop until … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis responds to Kentucky’s request to dismiss Ark Encounter lawsuit

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Yesterday I reported that Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration requested that a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed agains the state by Answers in Genesis over the 18 million dollar tax incentive the organization lost to complete its Ark Encounter theme park.According to the states motion to dismiss, Even if the allegations in Plaintiffs’ Complaint are taken as true, Plaintiffs’ claims fail as a matter of law. The majority of the Complaint’s factual allegations are immaterial … [Read more...]

Kentucky Governor asks to have Ark Encounter suit dismissed

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Gov. Beshear has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis's Noah’s Ark theme park, The Ark Encounter over the state’s rejection of tax incentives the park requested.In their request for dismissal on Friday, Beshear and Bob Stewart. secretary of the state Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said, “Providing the public funding sought for religious purposes ...would constitute an unlawful establishment of religion” under the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions.The … [Read more...]

Ken Ham believes this is what giraffes looked like on the ark…

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I am at a loss for words after seeing this. By the time of your visit, our giraffe kind should be complete and looking lifelike.We already knew the fake animals at the Ark Encounter would like hilarious, but seriously? A giraffe "kind"? This is just pathetic.You can see wonderful works of elementary school art yourself during the Answers in Genesis warehouse sale next month, in which they plan to basically have a yard sale to pay for the Ark Encounter now, seeing as how they are still … [Read more...]

An American President from Canada?

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The internet was all abuzz this morning with the announcement that Ted Cruz, the US Senator from Texas, announced that he will be running as a Republican candidate for President of the United States. While others have suggested running, this announcement will create enough buzz to start bringing in sponsorships and garner support. Like being a Tea Party favorite was not worry enough.What concerned me, among many other people commenting online via Twitter and Facebook, is that Cruz was born … [Read more...]

The threat of militias and domestic terrorism

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Terrorists are not just a threat from foreign nations; a recent Vice documentary showed that two of the top five threats to our nations security were sovereign citizens movements and militia extremism. These groups, often formed by individuals with thorough military training and ex-members of various military groups, are anti-government and see themselves as separate from the rest of the United States. They often targeting and threatening violence against political leaders; most notably … [Read more...]

Pope Francis, the Vatican, and the leniency on sexual abuse

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Pope Francis; more of the same from the Catholic church.I wish there were another way to state this but, as my last article on him demonstrated, as I would imagine the posts from Dan Arel would show, Francis is the same Pope as any before.Though Francis has made several statements that appear to make him forward thinking, it remains clear that he is not all that progressive. Let alone espousing anything new. He either reiterates positions already held by the Church, or they make … [Read more...]

Ark Encounter officials have filed an injunction with the State of Kentucky

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According to a press release by Answers in Genesis this morning, Ark Encounter officials have asked for an injunction from the state in order to override the blocking of tax incentive money from Gov. Steven Beshear and his tourism secretary. This action takes place even after the organization filed a lawsuit against the state. AiG is asking the court that its rebate application be treated by the state as it would one filed by a non-religious group and go through the approval process without … [Read more...]


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