Ken Ham says building his ark is more important than feeding the homeless

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A common question asked when the religious ask for massive sums of money for construction or personal projects is, “why not use that money for something better, like feeding the homeless?”Well, this is exactly what is being asked of Ken Ham, who is trying to raise 29.5 million dollars to build a life-size ark that he believes resembles the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible. "Nearly every time I post an update on the exciting Ark Encounter project, there seem to be those habitual complainers wh … [Read more...]

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...]

Pepsi and the Creation Museum: Should we care?

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So over on Reddit this week a user spotted something funny about an ad for the Creation Museum on the back of a truck. Pepsi logos.Now, corporate sponsorships of museums and attractions are nothing new, and even though many of us disagree with and or see the message of creationism as being harmful to children, it makes a weak case to force Pepsi to abandon this when they can probably cite some small return on investment, and sadly this is what drives profit based business with … [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...]

Kentucky governor claims marriage is equal because heterosexual couples can’t have same-sex marriages

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If you read this blog regularly you will be familiar with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, he is opposed to Ken Ham's Ark Encounter project being funded by state tax dollars after allegations of religious discrimination by the project proved to be true.Well, as great as his opposition to the tax dollars funding a religious project is, the governor showed his true colors when he states that Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage is not discrimination by giving the very worst excuse ever.He … [Read more...]

Americans United files motion to intervene in the Ark Encounter Lawsuit

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Last night, coupled with four Kentucky taxpayers, two of which are ordained ministers, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has filed a motion to intervene as well as a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis against the state of Kentucky for the denial of an 18 million dollar tax incentive. “A fundamentalist Christian theme park run by a creationist ministry doesn’t deserve any form of public assistance,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Am … [Read more...]

A Trip to the Creation Museum, Part Three: The Dangers of Disbelief

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In my last post about the creation museum, I presented how Ken Ham reconciles fossil evidence with his beliefs by making things up; all while attempting to make it seems as if that is that is what scientists do as well. While it might impress the scientifically illiterate sheeple that flock to his facility, someone with an elementary knowledge of science sees through the ruse immediately. The whole enterprise comes off as a childish attempt at playing scientist.The whole point behind Ken Ham … [Read more...]


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