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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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Creationist Ken Ham: Chimpanzees Kill Each Other Because Adam’s Original Sin Totally Ruined Everything

This week famed primatologist Jane Goodall told a British newspaper of watching a years-long battle between two groups of chimpanzees which only ended when the last of the losing side had been killed. Goodall concluded, “War always seemed to me to be a purely human behaviour. I’ve come to accept that the dark, evil side of human nature is deeply …

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Creationist Ken Ham: It’s Not God’s Fault That He’s Forced To Murder People With Hurricanes, It’s Your Fault

Creationist Ken Ham, who was most recently in the news with a transparent ploy to scam Kentucky out of sales tax, went on a hurricane-themed tweetstorm this morning. According to Ham, hurricanes (and – presumably – all natural disasters) are the direct result of so-called “original sin” and it’s totally not God’s fault that he is forced to lovingly murder …

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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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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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ROAR OF THE GLADISAURUS: New Creation Museum Display Shows Gladiators Fighting Dinosaurs And Giants

The Huffington Post reports: A new display going into the creationist Noah’s Ark attraction in Kentucky shows what appears to be gladiator-style fights involving humans, giants and a dinosaur. Ken Ham, founder of the group that runs the attraction, tweeted images of the new diorama on Thursday. The dinosaur is visible in the far right of the first image, which …

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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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Ken Ham: That Sin-Cursed Gorilla Had To Die

Well, of course creationist nutbag Ken Ham has an opinion about the gorilla killed in Cincinnati. He writes: Because we live in a fallen world, sin has affected everything, including gorillas and three-year-olds. Therefore when deciding what to do in a situation where a human being, made in God’s image, is in the control of a sin-cursed animal with no …

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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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Ken Ham: If We Let Gay People Get Married, We Might As Well Stop Wearing Clothes [AUDIO]

“The doctrine of marriage is based there upon the literal history of Genesis But if that history is not true, if there was no literal Adam and Eve, then what is marriage, why is it to be a man and a woman? It’s only a man and a woman because God invented marriage, and he invented marriage when he made …

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Ken Ham: 9/11 Happened Because God Is Pissed About Homosexual Behavior

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