Tag Archives: Ark Encounter

Ark Encounter Screams “Fake News” After Freedom Of Information Request Reveals Cratering Attendance

Fortune Magazine reports: They were supposed to come two by two, or better yet, stuffed into minivans and tour buses, but tourists to Kentucky’s life-sized Noah’s Ark attraction so far seem fine being left out in the rain. The Ark Encounter has sold just over 860,000 tickets in the past year, according to the Courier Journal, which obtained the numbers ...

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KENTUCKY: Ark Encounter Sells Itself BACK To Its For-Profit Arm After Losing $18 Million Tax Incentive

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Three days after state tourism officials suspended an $18 million tax incentive, officials at a Noah’s Ark theme park have sold their main parcel back to their for-profit entity for $10. The issue started in late June after Ark Encounter LLC sold the parcel to its non-profit affiliate, Crosswater Canyon for $10. The deed continues to ...

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KENTUCKY: State Officials Revoke Ark Encounter’s $18 Million Tax Break Over Sale To Evade Local Safety Tax

Yesterday I reported that Ken Ham’s creationist for-profit company had sold the Ark Encounter to its non-profit division for $10 in order to evade a 50-cents per ticket local sales tax meant to pay for the additional fire and police protection required by the attraction. Well, THAT fucking backfired on them big time. Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: ...

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Ark Encounter Sells Land Under Park To Itself For $10 To Evade Tax To Pay For Police And Fire Protection

The International Business Times reports: The group that owns the theme park Ark Encounter have sold the park to their nonprofit affiliates for 10 dollars to avoid paying taxes, according to a report Monday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky is owned by creationist Ken Ham and features a life-sized recreation of Noah’s Ark. Ark ...

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New Creationist Book: Gladiator Noah Vs Dinosaurs

Hemant Mehta writes at The Friendly Atheist: Remember in the Bible when Noah battled a dinosaur in an arena? Answers in Genesis does. Or at least they have no problem promoting it in a book about how “God shapes [Noah] into the man who eventually saves humanity’s future.” I would tell you this is a work of fiction… but isn’t ...

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Creationist Ken Ham: There Are No Black People

Raw Story reports: Did creationist Ken Ham get woke? Not exactly, although on Friday the man behind the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter did his best to take a stand against racism and prejudice by declaring himself to not be a white person. “I’m not a white person & there are no black people,” Ham wrote on Twitter. “Using terms ...

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Ark Encounter Now Permanently Lit With Rainbow Colors To “Take The Rainbow Back” From Homosexuals

Back in December, I posted this quote from creationist nutjob Ken Ham: In recent times the rainbow (albeit with some different colors) has come to represent freedom, love, pride, a new era, and, specifically, the LGBTQ movement. But the rainbow itself wasn’t designed to be a symbol of freedom, love, pride, or the LGBTQ movement. God created this beautiful, colorful ...

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Creationist Ken Ham: The Only Cause Of Death Is Sin

Creationist nutjob Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, took to Twitter this morning to dispute a Fox News report on “rising death rates in the USA.” According to Ham, the death rate has been unchanged for all 6000 years of the Earth’s existence and every single person who ever lived was murdered by God for ...

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KENTUCKY: Ark Encounter Lit In Rainbow Colors Because God Hates When Homosexuals Use Rainbows

Loony tunes nutbag creationist Ken Ham has illuminated the Ark Encounter in rainbow colors because any other use of the rainbow “defies God’s command” to hate homosexuals. Or something. He writes: In recent times the rainbow (albeit with some different colors) has come to represent something far different. To many people it means freedom, love, pride, a new era, and, ...

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Creationist Ken Ham To Trick-Or-Treaters: “The Penalty For Your Crimes Against God Is Death And Eternal Hell”

The Huffington Post reports: Anti-Halloween creationists have some ideas about the holiday that could turn your home into the least popular trick-or-treat stop in the neighborhood. Instead of handing out candy, Answers in Genesis wants you to give trick-or-treaters fake $1 million bills that warn children of the fiery hell that awaits them. “Have you ever lied, stolen or used ...

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KENTUCKY: Ark Encounter Slices Attendance Forecast

Over at the Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta notes that the Ark Encounter has reduced their annual attendance forecast by 30%. But even the new number doesn’t hold up. He writes: Let’s do some quick back-of-the-envelope calculations here: If the park has been open for 71 days and has had 300,000 people show up, that’s an average of 4,225 people each ...

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The Liberal Redneck On The Ark Encounter [VIDEO]

In his latest clip for the New York Daily News, the Liberal Redneck (real life comedian Trae Crowder) takes on the Ark Encounter, which opened last week in Kentucky under stormy skies. (Cue ominous music.) As always, I won’t give away any of the jokes with a recap. Just watch below.

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Billboard Wars Over Ark Encounter [VIDEO]

From the Associated Press: Two billboard companies have refused to display an advertisement by a group protesting the Ark Encounter amusement park in Kentucky. Tri-State Freethinkers president Jim Helton tells news outlets the group recently raised $10,000 for a billboard. The proposed design depicts Noah’s Ark with people drowning around it and the words, “Genocide and Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 ...

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KENTUCKY: State Awards $18 Million In Tax Breaks To Ken Ham’s Creationist Ark Encounter Theme Park

Kentucky.com reports: A state agency remade by Gov. Matt Bevin last week has approved $18 million in tax breaks to a Grant County amusement park that will feature a “life-size” Noah’s Ark. The $92 million Ark Encounter project, owned by the same company as the Creation Museum in Petersburg, is scheduled to open July 7. The tax break initially was ...

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KENTUCKY: Atheist Group Seeks To Troll Ark Encounter Theme Park With “Genocide & Incest” Billboards

Via Raw Story: An atheist group has organized a fundraising campaign in order to mock the $101 million “Ark Encounter” theme park due to open in Kentucky this July. According to columnist and author Dan Arel, the Tri-State Freethinkers are seeking to raise $2,000 in order to erect billboards calling the facility “Genocide and Incest Park.” “The park celebrates a ...

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