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...]

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...]

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...]

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 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...]

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...]


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