Lawyers begin arguing the Ark Encounter tax incentive case in federal court


Wednesday morning marked the beginning of the federal court case brought against the State of Kentucky by Answers in Genesis over the 18 million dollar tax incentive that the state revoked late last year.Tourism officials "took this reflexive, kind of allergic reaction to religion" when it rejected the ark project's participation in the tax incentive program in December, said Louisiana State Representative Mike Johnson, who is also the lawyer for Answers in Genesis. The incentive program … [Read more...]

Ken Ham: Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage will lead to the end of churches

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The Christian right is in pure panic mode. Most likely not out of real fear, but they are capitalizing on the fear of others to drive donations, church membership, etcetera. But the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 US states is the perfect fuel to the fire that these money hungry religious leaders need.Answers in Genesis CEO, Ken Ham is equating the ruling to Pandora's Box. An odd choice, given that the Greek mythological story predates his religion by … [Read more...]

Ken Ham’s lawyer claims same-sex marriage will lead to incest and pedophilia

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The folks over at Answers in Genesis are having a rough day. They are taking today's 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage (now called, marriage) in all 50 states pretty hard. Ham himself is ready for the end times and his lawyer wants to know why you're not banging your sister.In his blog, Ken Ham wrote of the decision that: This ruling in favor of gay “marriage” by the Supreme Court is actually going to fundamentally change the culture in America, and apart from a … [Read more...]

The Ark Encounter hosted a media day and let reporters walk on concrete platforms


Today was media day at the Ark Encounter.Ken Ham invited media to the construction site today (my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail) to have a "a unique opportunity to walk on top of the concrete measures platform, which will support the timber structure."That must have been riveting.At the event, Ham also filmed a short video for the park's social media platforms in which Ham declared the park would be one of "the biggest Christian attraction in the world" and compared it … [Read more...]

Ark Encounter officials say they don’t need taxpayer money but demand it anyway


Anyone following the Ark Encounter saga in Kentucky has seen that Answers in Genesis (AiG), the parks parent company has been moving forward with the construction of the park even after losing an $18 million tax incentive late last year. “The tax incentives, the tax rebates, have nothing to do with construction,” said Mike Zovath, chief action officer, and co-founder of AiG. “... We didn’t even include that in our budget or bond offering. That would all be used for future expansion.” This does … [Read more...]

Miley Cyrus calls Noah’s Ark a myth and Ken Ham asks why she doesn’t have sex with animals


Pop singer Miley Cyrus is all over the media right now, from her recent announcement of being gender-fluid to a photo shoot with Paper magazine in which the artist poses nude. She also bashes religion and conservative politics in the magazine.Fox News writes: The article touches on what Cyrus thinks of people who believe Noah’s Ark was a real vessel, “That’s fucking insane,” she told the magazine. “We’ve outgrown that fairy tale, like we’ve outgrown fucking Santa and the tooth fairy.” Cyru … [Read more...]

For only $20 you can visit the Ark Encounter construction site and view concrete pillars


If there was ever any evidence needed to prove that the Ark Encounter does not have enough money to complete their project, this is it.The park has announced that this summer, for only $20 per vehicle, or only $10 for those gullible enough to be Answers in Genesis members, visitors can visit the Ark Encounter construction site and view the concrete pillars it has taken more than five years to install.This is the family vacation you have been waiting for!Ken Ham tells readers of the … [Read more...]

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’


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...]