As many of you know, Answers In Genesis, the operators of Kentucky’s Creation Museum, are building a new theme park centered around a “life-size recreation of Noah’s Ark.” To get a job there, you must attest that you absolutely totally believe that God drowned everybody in the world because he loved them so much. In December 2014 the state of Kentucky told them, “No, you can’t have $18M in public tax rebate money. You won’t let non-Christians work there. Duh!”
Today Answers In Genesis announced that they are suing Kentucky to get the money.
Although the program is available to all qualifying tourist attractions seeking to build in the state, AiG’s application was rejected solely because of the religious identity and message of AiG. The lawsuit explains how this action by Kentucky officials, including Gov. Steve Beshear, violates federal and state law and amounts to unlawful viewpoint discrimination. “Our organization spent many months attempting to reason with state officials so that this lawsuit would not be necessary,” said AiG President Ken Ham. “However, the state was so insistent on treating our religious entity as a second-class citizen that we were simply left with no alternative but to proceed to court. This is the latest example of increasing government hostility towards religion in America, and it’s certainly among the most blatant.”
And since Ken Ham loves to be on camera, he’s made a video explaining how he totally deserves $18M in public money.