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...]

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...]

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...]

Kentucky Governor asks to have Ark Encounter suit dismissed

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Gov. Beshear has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis's Noah’s Ark theme park, The Ark Encounter over the state’s rejection of tax incentives the park requested.In their request for dismissal on Friday, Beshear and Bob Stewart. secretary of the state Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said, “Providing the public funding sought for religious purposes ...would constitute an unlawful establishment of religion” under the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions.The … [Read more...]

People doing charity better than the Vatican

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 I made a post a few days ago that appears to have gotten a few Catholics up in arms. So let me see if I can clarify...The article in question stated that, with the several billion dollars that the Vatican is worth, and with the influence it has, why does it perform minuscule tasks that barely do anything for the poor at large? Especially when that is what Jesus told people to do? Even the recent tour of the Sistine Chapel, with 150 homeless, is a rather odd thing.I was … [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...]

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...]


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