Answers in Genesis seems to be in some financial trouble

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My friend Phil Ferguson has a really great post about Answers in Genesis on his blog Skeptic Money, and while he visits the Ark Encounter project and the now filed lawsuit, he uncovers something very interesting that he found over at PZ Myers blog.Answers in Genesis is spending more than they have and is almost certainly headed into a very bad financial disaster.A fellow reader of Myers' named Brian site made this great chart showing the finances of AiG.Ferguson noted that this c … [Read more...]

I discussed the recent news around the Ark Encounter this weekend on Ask an Atheist

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I pre-recorded a segment for this weekend episode of Ask an Atheist in which we discussed the latest happenings surrounding Ken Ham's Ark Encounter project.You can listen to the whole program right here.I hope this helps clear up some of the questions people have about the project and I am still giving some thought to holding a live Google Hangout to answer more questions and misconceptions people have about the case. … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis files lawsuit against Kentucky

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Answers in Genesis announced today that have officially filed their lawsuit against the state of Kentucky for religious discrimination.You can view the lawsuit here.According to the AiG website: Although the sales tax rebate program is available equally to all qualifying tourist attractions seeking to build in the state, AiG President Ken Ham observed that “AiG’s application was rejected solely because of our religious identity and the biblical messages we will present at our future life … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis is suing the state of Kentucky over its lost tax incentive

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In a video and statement released today by Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham alongside attorney Mike Johnson announced the organizations plan to file a lawsuit against the state of Kentucky over its refusal to grant AiG an 18 million dollar tax incentive after it was discovered that the organizations for-profit company, The Ark Encounter was discriminating against employees based on religious preference, a clear violation of both state and federal laws.However, the forever delusional minds of t … [Read more...]

Ken Ham really did not like the Super Bowl

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There may be nothing more fun than to read Ken Ham retyping Katy Perry lyrics and imagining him having these songs stuck in his head for hours on end.Yet Ham claims Perry's Super Bowl half-time show showed us the real state of the nation, he first said of her lyrics, Katy Perry sang words like these last night: “Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans . . . Sippin’ gin and juice . . . Getcha freak on.” And she sang some of “I Kissed a Girl” (her original hit song that says, “I ki … [Read more...]

Breaking: Bobby Jindal Unaware of History or Bible

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 Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, came out very recently to defend his choice to headline at an event for hate group American Family Association. This group has been labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because, among other reasons (including holding anti-Muslim and openly racist positions), they hold an anti-LGBTQ position.Jindal, a Hindu-born-turned-Catholic conservative, said, at the end of his prayer service with AFA, "our god … [Read more...]

Ken Ham attempts to dispute the Ark Encounter attendance study

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Well we all knew this was coming.Ken Ham has taken to the Answers in Genesis website to dispute "atheist propaganda" against the Ark Encounter and the new report released this week by Hunden Strategic Partners which estimated that the park would receive around 325,000 visitors in its first year, compared to the predictions made by AiG in which they claimed 1.2 million.The first bit of misleading information Ham replies to a paragraph in the Lexington Herald-Leader which reads,Ken … [Read more...]

Official report finds Ark Encounter executives inflated attendance projections

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Updated: 01/21/15, 1:17pmWhen the Ark Encounter filed their request for an 18 million dollar tax incentive last year they had to submit to a review by Hunden Strategic Partners in Chicago to review and evaluate the parks projected attendance to qualify for such subsidies.According to the Courier-Journal, The study was commissioned by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet as part of its review of Ark Encounter's application for up to $18.25 million in state tax … [Read more...]

Why doesn’t Ken Ham understand religious liberty?

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What is religious liberty? Well if you really want to know, the worst person you could ask would be Ken Ham, but he is going to tell you anyway.Ham has posted a new blog titled, What’s Happening to America’s Free Exercise of Religion?In it, he claims that the right to freely exercise religious beliefs is under attack in the US, meaning he thinks his right to demand religious privilege is under attack.Ham writes, [...] We are seeing an increasing number of examples where the free exer … [Read more...]

MLK, Facts, and Values

To mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I thought it was important to note how the civil rights leader felt about the conflict between science and religion. In short, he felt that there was not one to speak of.In his book Strength to Love, King discusses how "Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values." King saw religion as more of a social/cultural feature; it was the ability to understand our fellow man and how to treat each other. And, while he felt they were two … [Read more...]


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