Wonkette - Kentucky Gets To Pay Creationists To Dress Up Like Noah’s Ark Bible Dinosaurs, Yippee!
NO!!!!!!!! I really wanted this thing to fail. I don’t want that idiot Ken Ham to be able to propagandize our children with his anti science lies. Even worse, he’s going to get to do so at the tax payers expense now! Evan Hurst over at Wonkette, has more on this terrible development!
And that’s when Noah’s stupid gay peace dove got eated by a dinosaur.
Exciting news, if you’re a creationist! If you’ll remember, a very weird creationist man named Ken Ham, who literally believes the earth is about five minutes old and all the dinosaurs died like eight seconds ago, is building a shitshow of a theme park in rural Kentucky, called the Ark Encounter. It is a creationist Bible theme park affiliated with Ham’s Answers In Genesis (AiG), but instead of fun rides like a roller coaster through Jesus’s empty tomb, you learn about the time Loving God picked this one Joe Sixpack-type dude named Noah to build Him an enormous boat (just like the one you’re on!) so Noah’s fambly and all the bears and the chickens and the termites and the dinosaurs (but just two of each and fuck all the others!) would be safe when God started murdering His beautiful creation dead with rain, because #sin.
Last year, Ham filed a lawsuit against Kentucky for denying him $18 million in tax incentives, just because he wanted to hire stupid fundamentalist creationists only at his Bible Shitshow, which is, legal fact, discrimination. At the time, we called it a “frivolous lawsuit,” and haha, IT STILL IS, but guess who got a dumbass Gee Dubya Bush appointee as his judge?
A federal judge ruled that developers building a replica of Noah’s Ark for a controversial Kentucky theme park can use religious beliefs as part of their hiring criteria and still retain tax incentives. […]
U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove wrote in his 71-page opinion on Monday (Jan, 25) that while Answers is “clearly a religious organization,” tourist destinations could be affiliated with religion if they serve the state’s “secular” goal of boosting local revenue.
“Bringing non-residents into Kentucky who will spend money on food, lodging, gas, and tourist attractions will increase revenues and benefit the state’s economy through jobs and spending,” Tatenhove wrote. “Such a purpose is plainly secular.”