Religion and Politics

Wait… Kentucky expects @AiGKenHam to break Federal Law? I’m shocked…

No, I am not a Young Earth Creationist – I take Scripture too seriously to be one. And I have been against this fiasco since the beginning, altogether thankful they didn’t bring it West Virginia. But this is a hoot. Tax incentives for the Noah’s Ark theme park in Northern Kentucky are in jeopardy over the state’s concern about possible religious discrimination in hiring, records obtained by The Courier-Journal show. “The Commonwealth doesn’t believe that Ark Encounter, LLC will be complying with state and Federal law in its hiring practices,” Bob Stewart, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and


A picture of the unicorn at the Ark Encounter @aig

Religion and Politics

Strike science and government budgets from Tony’s resume

My dear, misguided, but nevertheless Christian friend Tony Breeden has become an expert in wordplay. He takes issue with my allowance that what Kentucky has done in supporting the Ark Encounters, replete with KJV-Onlyism’s unicorns, has in fact hurt education in that state. He writes, in part, To give an example, a misguided theology student here in Appalachia made the following statement after reading that HuffPo article: “Honestly… a 43$ million dollar tax cut and a 11$ million dollar interstate interchange… Wow… Of course, I guess if you actually want people to believe in unicorns, you need to cut

Religion and Politics

More Tax Breaks for the Ark Encounter… who needs teachers anyway?

I mean, teachers and education, why… they just get in the way of Creationism… The city of Williamstown in Grant County has agreed to give a biblically themed amusement park a property tax discount of 75 percent over the next 30 years. Mayor Rick Skinner said the offer is laid out in a memorandum of agreement that will be followed by a formal tax-increment financing deal with Petersburg-based Ark Encounters LLC in coming months. The tax deal is in addition to almost $200,000 given to the company by Grant County’s economic development arm as an enticement to keep the

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Something you’ll find at the Ark Park Giftshop Meme

The gift shop – tax-exempt? – will feature several Ark-related items. As I hear about them, I’ll try to bring them to your attention. This one is pretty special, given our recent discussion. ThinkGeek :: Canned Unicorn Meat. Cool! This might be the treat that would make this park worthwhile (ht – ken via facebook, a certified tool of the devil) So, what do you think will be at the shop – I tag ALL of you.

Society and Religion

Dragons and Unicorns in the Ark Park #facepalm

The Ark Park has come to my attention. And in that, I noticed that they are actually going to have unicorns – UNICORNS – in the ‘exhibit’. Unicorns. As any former KJVO’er would know, the KJV has unicorns because it mistranslates re’em following the Greek, and not the Hebrew. KJG  Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Genesis / Old Testament / Other Posts

The Ark Park is Scary

Joel brought this place to my attention yesterday.  Just check out this from their FAQ page: The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wood Ark, which should become the largest timber-frame structure in the USA. “Immersive”??? Are they planning to drown everyone just like in the story??? And again under the question about whether or not it will be an amusement park: The Ark Encounter will be an immersive, historically themed experience for the whole family focused on having