Kentucky gubernatorial candidates weigh in on Ark Encounter tax benefits

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Kentucky's Courier-Journal posted questions and answers with Kentucky's candidates for governor to replace outbound Democrat Steve Beshear who is not eligible to run for re-election.One interesting question posed by the Courier-Journal peaked my interest: Do you favor or oppose extending $18 million in state tax rebates to the Ark Encounter project in Grant County, which has acknowledged it plans to limit its hiring to Christians? Why or why not? And the answers? RepublicansMatt … [Read more...]

Ken Ham says pastors who unite with secularists are ‘intolerant’

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In a blog post today by Ken Ham over at Answers in Genesis called Intolerant Pastors Unite with Secularists Against Ark Encounter, Ham attacks the pastors who along with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have filed a motion to intervene in Answers in Genesis' lawsuit against the state of Kentucky.Ham writes: Now, the Americans United for Separation of Church and State is once again attacking AiG’s life-size Noah’s Ark project. It has lodged a motion with a federal court … [Read more...]

Ken Ham exploits Nepal earthquake to push young earth creationism

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Ken Ham has reached an all new pathetic low.In a new blog post posted stating that he is saddened by the earthquake in Nepal he jumps straight to a story from the New York Times that reads, “Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable,” the author continues, “More than 25 million years ago, India, once a separate island on a quickly sliding piece of the Earth’s crust, crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding, pushed together at a speed of 1.5 to 2 inches a year. The f … [Read more...]

Ken Ham promotes his fabricated visitor report for the Ark Encounter and believes the state is trying to silence Christianity

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In a new post by Ken Ham on Answers in Genesis titled, The Real Reason We’re Building the Life-Size Noah’s Ark in which he masterfully misunderstands everything about the Ark Encounter tax incentive loss; again.But not before first falsely reporting that the Ark Encounter attendance record in the first year of opperation would be 1.4 million people. "In fact, the very latest study by America’s Research Group (a renowned organization) has increased its estimated minimum attendance for the fir … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]


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