Ark Park to sue Kentucky for discrimination over tax incentives

Posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Answers in Genesis, the group seeking to build a Noah's Ark theme park in Kentucky, said Tuesday it will file a federal discrimination lawsuit against the state for rejecting its application for tax incentives to help finance the park. Tourism officials in December denied tax incentives worth roughly $18 million for the Ark Encounter over concerns that it had evolved from a tourist attraction to an effort to advance a religion and that developers planned to discriminate in hiring based on religion.

Read more from The Courier-Journal.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:19 PM

Religious indoctrination should not be billed to the taxpayers.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:20 PM

I had a really great, well thought out response, but CoasterBuzz software issues strike again. Oh well.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:48 PM

You want to build an Ark Park? Go ahead. I won't visit (well, I might, purely for mocking purposes, actually).

But if you want the taxpayers to give you money, you don't get to discriminate against any of the taxpayers.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 1:21 PM

I don't know if any of you follow Charlie Pierce, who writes on politics at Esquire.com, but he put up a post today about Ken Ham's blog post about that cruise commercial that ran during the Super Bowl.

The part I most enjoyed: "...Ham's most meaningful existence these days is suing the Commonwealth of Kentucky to get the tax rebates back for his Six Flags Over Genesis theme park."

Six Flags Over Genesis. Made me laugh out loud.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:07 PM

One Flag over the Bible Belt.

Last edited by rollergator, Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:09 PM
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