Creationist Theme Park Throwing Hissy Fit After Being Denied Tax Breaks for Trying to Discriminate Against Employees

creation-museumFirst let me start off by saying that the “theme park” being built in Kentucky by the religious radical group led by Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis, shouldn’t be getting any kind of tax breaks, subsidies or anything at all related to taxpayer money for its construction. This isn’t a “religious institution” like a church, it’s a business pushing radical religious propaganda. If they want to build this ridiculous thing, then they should pay for it themselves without any kind of tax breaks from the government – let alone $18 million worth.

Well, as it stands now, they’re no longer going to be getting those tax breaks – and the folks over at Answers in Genesis aren’t too happy about it.

According to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Ark Encounter theme park has changed its position on hiring since it first applied for tax breaks in 2010 and now plans to discriminate based on religion during its employment process.

“State tourism tax incentives cannot be used to fund religious indoctrination or otherwise be used to advance religion,” Tourism Secretary Bob Stewart wrote in the letter. “The use of state incentives in this way violates the separation of church and state provisions of the Constitution and is therefore impermissible.”

And they’re exactly right. This “theme park” is nothing more than radical religious propaganda that has no business being funded in any way by the taxpayers. And the fact that they’re now going to use a person’s religious beliefs as a basis for hiring is just flat-out discrimination.

Naturally, Answers in Genesis isn’t too thrilled about this decision and is considering taking legal action. Though I can’t imagine what kind of an argument they could possibly make in court. It’s surprising enough that they were granted the initial approval for these tax breaks in the first place considering this park is nothing more than radical religious propaganda, but then to state that you’re going to use discrimination during your employment process is appalling. What if someone who’s a Christian, though just happens to be a homosexual, wants to work there? Are they going to deny them employment based upon their sexual orientation?

Honestly, the whole Answers in Genesis group absolutely disgusts me. I view them more like a cult than anything else. Because I believe that you honestly have to be absolutely delusional to believe the nonsense that they continue to push.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Old Top Kick

    Hamm is a closet glomosexual who has sex with stuffed animals.

    • maariyathomas313

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      • Old Top Kick

        Piss off!

      • Betty Martin Renolds

        What’s the name of your company? Hmmmm, Watch My Naked Ass.

  • God works in mysterious ways.

    • regressive white trash reli

      that one isn’t so mysterious

  • regressive white trash reli

    ” flintstones,,,,,,,meet the flintstones………..”
    how exactly did NOAH and his filthy clan go to antartica and Australia and argentina and Kamchatka and Alaska to get all those pesky critters?,,,,,,,,,and : HOW THE HELL did he return them???? rent out the ark???

  • der spud

    I would gladly pay the entrance fee when they launch the ark.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Well, they deserve it as much as the tax breaks for pro sports and the government paid-for arenas.

    (And if there is any question, I don’t see how the Creationist Museum tax-break could fit separation of Church and State. Just don’t see how pro-sports can make a fortune and avoid taxes too.)

    • Cemetery Girl

      I am hoping that their breaks came from desires to boost tourism (thus improving the local economy) like the sports arenas claim. I’m not sure how a theme park could really go for the usual church exemptions. Since they are losing their tax breaks, it sounds like it wasn’t the usual church exemption. Churches are able to get away with more discrimination. (For example, they aren’t required to allow service dogs to enter yet any other public building, even a restaurant, must allow service dogs. It is considered discrimination not to, yet a church does not have to.)