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Kentucky Grants $40 Million in Tax Breaks for Christian Theme Park

Kentucky is quickly turning into Disneyworld for Creationists. The state has awarded $40 million in tax incentives (tax breaks) to a proposed “Ark Experience.” The project will include a full-sized wooden ark, an aviary, and curiously… a “replica” of the Tower of Babel.

Set to open in 2014, the park will cost approximately $150 million. “Governor Steve Beshear announced his support of the for-profit endeavor early on, announcing that it would bring nearly 900 jobs to the state, including almost 550 full-time jobs.” (LINK) Creation Science crank Ken Ham estimates that the park will bring in at least $250 million in the first year of operation alone.

Predictably, there has been considerable backlash to the idea of government support for the project:

β€œThe state of Kentucky should not be promoting the spread of fundamentalist Christianity or any other religious viewpoint,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, in a statement.




5 thoughts on “Kentucky Grants $40 Million in Tax Breaks for Christian Theme Park

  1. $100 says there are no animals indigenous to North America in the Noah’s Ark exhibit.

    Posted by Athol Kay: Married Man Sex Life | May 20, 2011, 7:36 pm
  2. I would hope not… After all, the ark was in the Middle East the first time… How would the Buffalo have gotten there? Swimming?

    Posted by Living Life Without a Net | May 21, 2011, 11:35 am
  3. My favorite is how did the Kiwi get to New Zealand? πŸ™‚

    Posted by Athol Kay: Married Man Sex Life | May 21, 2011, 1:16 pm
  4. friggen Christianity will destroy the USA

    Posted by cpmondello | May 21, 2011, 6:33 pm
  5. Kentucky’s effort to increase employment does nothing but perpetuates ignorance of the myth of Christianity!

    Posted by Ken McBride | May 25, 2011, 8:47 am

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