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...]

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...]

A visit to the Creation Museum. Part 2: Ken Ham’s fossil problem

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The following is a guest post by Thomas EsselKen Ham has a pesky problem on his hands – fossils. They are millions of years old and provide clues about the past. This is a problem if you think the earth is only 6000 years old and are famous for saying things like “were you there”. Luckily for Ken Ham, he lives in a world of pure imagination – just like Willy Wonka. In this world, all you have to do is simply be an ignorant fool and say some stupid things to make it all go away!To reconcil … [Read more...]

Ken Ham uses children to garner support for his Ark Encounter tax lawsuit

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Still upset after losing a much needed $18 million tax incentive to finish his Ark Encounter project, and just a month after filing a lawsuit against the state of Kentucky over alleged religious discrimination, Ken Ham is attempting to garner support for his cause by exploiting children who obviously do not understand the laws surrounding the states decision.A family in Kentucky sent Ham a package of letters the children are said to have mailed to the state's Governor Steve Beshear."I am … [Read more...]

Did Bill Nye once support creationism on Bill Nye the Science Guy?

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No.But don't tell that to Ken Ham who insists that Nye did such a thing.His evidence?Okay, are you sitting down? Ken Ham wrote on his blog that, Many of you will be aware of the television program Bill Nye the Science Guy, which made Bill Nye quite famous. In season 2, episode 1, on the topic of magnetism, Bill Nye includes a segment on the MRI scanner. In many of the Bill Nye video programs, he included a segment called "Way Cool Scientist," which features a different scientist w … [Read more...]

A visit to the Creation Museum, Part 1: The incest problem

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The following is a guest post by Thomas EsselIt is a pretty well documented “fact” that Adam and Eve’s son Cain, as he grew up and started to get that tingly feeling “down there”, didn’t have many girls from which to choose a spouse. In fact, his choices were his sisters or his mom. Since mom was already taken, sister it was! This, of course, leads to the joke that we are all a product of incest. Gross – or is it?Not at all, says Ken Ham’s Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.I had … [Read more...]

This is the Ark Encounter site after 5 years in the making

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Originally announced in 2010, Answers in Genesis's Ark Encounter is under construction and after 5 years in the making, AiG has given us this wonderful video of the site so we can see their progress.I guess it's a good thing they are not being tasked with building an actual working ark to save mankind, because, well, everyone would die.Of course Ken Ham and his crew are excited about this progress, how could they not be with displays such as this being constructed,According to … [Read more...]

Four truths to combat the lies of Charisma News

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I should know better than to search for religiously themed topics, even if it was to help a colleague. But I managed to stumble upon a recently published article from Charisma News; a site touting "Breaking News" with a "Spiritual Perspective". What ensues, and this is your warning, is an article from author Tom Brown that claims the naturalistic explanations we have for the world around us are nothing but lies.On the first point, that the Universe cannot exist with out a creator, begs the … [Read more...]