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...]

Official report finds Ark Encounter executives inflated attendance projections

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Updated: 01/21/15, 1:17pmWhen the Ark Encounter filed their request for an 18 million dollar tax incentive last year they had to submit to a review by Hunden Strategic Partners in Chicago to review and evaluate the parks projected attendance to qualify for such subsidies.According to the Courier-Journal, The study was commissioned by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet as part of its review of Ark Encounter's application for up to $18.25 million in state tax … [Read more...]

Tomb of Jesus?

In a recent article from Huffington Post, it appears that the burial place of Jesus, and his family, was discovered. Setting aside criticisms of whether Jesus existed or not, let us take a look at the claims.The find, an ossuary in a family tomb in Jerusalem dating to the first century CE, has an image of a large fish with a stick figure man in his mouth. It also has a four line Greek inscription that states Yahweh will "raise up" someone. And the name "Jesus", or an abbreviated version … [Read more...]

Bristol Palin claims the Ark Encounter lost its tax incentive for being ‘too Religious’

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Bristol Palin, daughter of “maverick” politician Sarah Palin has decided to weigh in on the Ark Encounter tax incentive debacle on her Patheos blog recently.Palin wrote, I just get so sick of hearing about the “separation of church and state.” Because it usually means the state is pushing Christians around. She then dove into the latest example of such “pushing around” in which she explains to readers why the Ark Encounter lost its 18 million dollars, Answers in Genesis is building a life- … [Read more...]

Ark Encounter official pens an op-ed claiming religious liberty is under attack

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Still upset over losing their 18 million dollar tax incentive, Mark Looy, the COO of Answers in Genesis and The Ark Encounter recently submitted an “Op-Ed” to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Given that the piece is now only posted on the AiG website, I assume the piece was rejected, most likely because it is not an op-ed, but defense piece in which the organization still pretends it is allowed to break the law.It starts: In addition to refuting the myth that tax dollars will be used to buil … [Read more...]

OnFaith: 5 Things You Should Know About Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter

Today I have a post up on a great site called OnFaith. I wrote about 5 common misconceptions about Ken Ham's Ark Encounter. The Ark Encounter is a planned theme park in Kentucky that will showcase the story of Noah’s Ark. The park is being built by Ken Ham, creationist and founder of The Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis, a ministry devoted to spreading the gospel of young-earth creationism.In July of 2014 the theme park applied for a special 18 million dollar tourism tax incentive and … [Read more...]

The tax incentive is gone but Ken Ham is still discriminating

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Okay, we have done a great job, we have ended the $18,000,000 tax incentive the Ark Encounter was previously awarded to build their genocidal themed park.We have celebrated, but there is still work to be done.The Ark Encounter is still discriminating against employees.In his statement about denying the tax incentive, there is something very important the Governor of Kentucky said: “While the leaders of the Ark Encounter had previously agreed not to discriminate in hiring based on r … [Read more...]

The Lexington Herald-Leader Editorial team has a question for Ken Ham

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The fine editorial team over at the Lexington Herald-Leader want to know why God needs so many tax breaks! Why does God need so much taxpayer help?Really, has God been so lame spreading the good news that AIG must "counter the myths floating around about the Bible-upholding Ark Encounter," on a digital video board in New York's Times Square?Does God need to be defended with the demagogic language AIG and its founder Ken Ham use in the holy war against "intolerant liberal friends," … [Read more...]

Ken Ham threatens to defend his right to discriminate in court

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Answers in Genesis has released a statement today in reaction to the State of Kentucky rejecting the organizations application for 18 million dollars in tax incentives.Ken Ham said in the statement, “We have been working on this project with Kentucky for more than two years, so this just-received denial announcement is as disappointing as it is costly for our ministry without the expected rebate.” Ham then claimed he would battle this issue in court if he must, “Our construction has alread … [Read more...]

Ken Ham does not understand how boats work

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Ken Ham is thankful to God that his "intolerant liberal friends" cannot sink his ark.Well, as Hemant Mehta points out, of course we can't sink it, it's on land. Also, we are not his friends. I am not friends with crooks and liars.Ham seems to have wasted a great deal of donations on perpetrating the lie that liberals, atheists, secularists, you name it, want to destroy his ark. He is of course doing so because he thinks the fear will increase donations; donations he clearly needs to … [Read more...]


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