Dan Arel has caught Answers in Genesis trying to get around anti-discrimination laws so they can hire only Christians at their Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky. They’re doing this by hiring people as employees of their non-profit AIG rather than their for-profit Ark Encounter, while making clear in the classified ad that the job is to work on the latter.
The job listing is explicitly for a “CAD Technician Designer, Ark Encounter.” And it requires that you be not only a Christian, but the right kind of Christian. Among the requirements:
Creation belief statement
Confirmation of your agreement with the AiG Statement of Faith
When Arel confronted Ken Ham about this, both on a radio show and on Twitter, Ham said, “This is an Answers in Genesis position not Ark Encounter.” But the job listing clearly says it’s for Ark Encounter. A religious non-profit can discriminate on the basis of religion, but a for-profit business, which Ark Encounter is, cannot. He has apparently contacted Americans United for Separation of Church and State and they are looking into the possibility of filing a lawsuit over it.