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e creationist ministry Answers in Genesis announced Tuesday that it would file a lawsuit against the state of Kentucky over tax rebate benefits for its Noah’s Ark-based theme park.
In a YouTube video, Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham accused Kentucky of religious discrimination.
Lawyer Mike Johnson, who also appeared in the video, agreed. “Religious groups, ideas, and organizations can’t be treated with hostility by the government, and in effect that’s what we have here,” he said.
In December, Kentucky withdrew tax rebates for the Ark Encounter park in Williamston, Kentucky, that were potentially worth more than $18 million.
Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Bob Stewart said the project had transformed from a tourist attraction to an “extension of AIG’s ministry.” Answers in Genesis had refused to pledge not to discriminate against non-Christians in hiring.
Stewart explained in his letter that it was “a violation of the Constitution for the Commonwealth’s incentives to be used to advance religion.”
Answers in Genesis accused state officials of bowing to pressure from “secularist organizations,” and Ham said his ministry had no choice but to file a lawsuit.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed
It is goofy and plainly a lie.
His science is not science and he attempts to pass it off as science.
It is actually very dishonest of him to attempt to teach kids this BS because he is wrong.
Dinosaurs with humans lol you really want BS like this taught to kids?.
Sure have a christian theme park but do not lie and say it is scientific.
Ok so the state don't want to fund your goofy theme park, I am sure there are things that need attention like I donno bridges,roads you know stuff that create employment.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
I say give him the rebates if he builds that life sized ark. Conditions to be met? Yes. It must be built on water.
WITHOUT a barge underneath to support it like all current ark models have.