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Line Up In Pairs! Noah's Ark Amusement Park A Go!

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You know, we're pretty sure the country is still in a recession. How is it these people voted unanimously to have this thing built when there are people really struggling in this economy? It makes no kind of sense.

On Thursday, the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority was granted approval to spend $40 million in tax rebates to build a biblical theme park called "The Ark Encounter." That's $40 MILLION to build a 70,00 square-foot "museum," complete with Noah's Ark and Gift Shop.

For months, sane people have been pleading with the board not to back Mike Zovath's, a co-founder of the Answers in Genesis ministry, controversial attraction, arguing the legitimacy of a religious attraction being funded by a state government. However, it seems their arguments have fallen on deaf ears as the entire Kentucky Tourism department voted for giving the large sum of money to the project, which coincidentally, will actually cost $172 million.

Gee, maybe you want to sucker some money out of the school boards next. Kids don't need to learn, right? Might as well funnel as much money into this loon idea as possible, right? RIGHT?!

Ridiculous!

For those of you who are really interested, the "park" will include the ark, a replica of the Tower of Babel, lecture halls, shops, theaters and, of course, a petting zoo.

Joy. Bliss. Rapture. (Hey, wasn't that supposed to happen today???)

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23 comments to “Line Up In Pairs! Noah's Ark Amusement Park A Go!”

  1. rcs says – reply to this


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    Well here's the argument: the state knocks off 40 million from their taxes right? How much is this park going to bring the state in revenue? It's not a matter of if you agree with them or not. And thanks for hiring a writer who knows how to spell interesting! And the rapture was yesterday, just saying…



  2. 2

    MARIO, WHY DO YOU HATE ON PEOPLE'S BELIEFS WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO BE HATED UPON? YOU MAKE NO GOD DAMN SENSE YOU PIECE OF SHIT. MAYBE THE PEOPLE IN THIS STATE BELIEVE THAT THE STORY OF THE BIBLE IS A HUGE THING IN THEIR LIFE. YOU HAVE NO IDEA, YOU IGNORANT ASSHOLE I HOPE YOU FUCKING GET YOUR ASS KICKED BY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE. DON'T HATE THE GAYS, BUT HATE EVERYONE ELSES BELIEFS. YOU ARE AN IDIOT MARIO AND KARMA IS A BITCH, GO WEAR YOUR HAT TO HIDE YOUR HAIR PLUGS, YOU'RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE.



  3. 3

    Living in this state is such an embarassment. Of course, this is the state that also voted Rand Paul up to the Hill. {eye roll}



  4. 4

    Typical liberal, only believes in government spending when they agree with the spending. If you worried about creating jobs, there will be a ton of job created at this park (construction, employees, etc), probably a hell of a lot more than $40 million would do in any other project. Once again, you have proved how idiotic you are, leave the economics and politics to others, it's not your forte.



  5. 5

    I live in Kentucky and this monstrosity is a huge embarrassment!! It's just a stunt by a Democratic Governor to sway votes from people who would never elect him! And in the process taking away votes from the very people who would!



  6. 6

    Re: johnlong11 – Before you talk about someone being idiotic try living there first before you put you feet in your mouth



  7. 7

    oh please! if they decided to make a Lady Gaga amusement park with $100 million you would be all for it Perez!



  8. 8

    They should have an exhibit showing how the Vatican created Islam to divide and conquer the masses.



  9. 9

    What a waste of money…people only want to make money for selfish reasons



  10. 10

    Oh please, you're only against this because it has to do with Christianity. I'm sure if Kentucky wanted to build an equally expensive Lady Gaga amusement park, you'd be the first in line.



  11. 11

    To JohnLong, not all liberals believe that. While I would never visit a Noah's Ark Amusement park, 40 million on a theme park will create a lot of jobs. If it's successful, more power to them. Government spending is a good thing when it creates more revenue.



  12. 12

    Oh shut the fuck up Perez, if they made a Disney Teen Stars park you'd cream your jeans. I think it's a waste of money but if people don't like it, I guess they'll vote out the current government



  13. 13

    "tourism" is the key word here. It's going to bring in money. Nearby hotels and restarants and other businesses will benefit. I don't care about it one way or another, but it WILL bring money and jobs into the economy of a state that desparately needs it.



  14. 14

    Do you know how many people will be employed in the construction of this massive park. It's the same thing as all of the construction projects being subsidized by the government right now. It will create a mass amount of jobs helping with unemployment and stimulating the Kansas economy. Obviously you have never taken an economics or history class. What do you think FDR did?



  15. 15

    I think they are hoping that in the long run it will create jobs to build it, and then maintain jobs to run it. Here's hoping for their sake.



  16. 16

    I think it sounds cool even though it may not be everyone's cup of tea.



  17. 17

    Teachers are losing their jobs all over the country, and government (even if it's state) gives a tax break to a waste of space like this. Eventually the government will pay churches to teach kids. Oh, wait, that's already happening.



  18. 18

    Ugh. These vile and pathetic animals that are brainwashed by Ken Hamm are going through the dying rattle of conventional creationism nonsense and the rest of us taxpayers have to suffer. We'll see what the ACLU thinks of this whole deal



  19. 19

    While I can understand the arguments against this theme park/museum - there will be positive results felt at a local and state level because of this park. I am from a town that neighbors Williamstown. This is a rural area that is greatly suffering from the lack of employment. There is a distinct disadvantage to living in any rural area - there simply aren't many places for people to find work. This park will bring a substantial amount of work and jobs to this unemployment plagued area. Some of these jobs will undoubtedly be temporary (ex. - the construction work), but with a project this large - the jobs will last for quite a while. There will also be a large amount of permanent jobs as a result of this park.

    No matter what your stance on religion - is it so wrong to want to bring an attraction (of any kind) to an area that is rural, poor, and one that could greatly benefit from the economic advantages of a project of this magnitude? I wish some people could be more open minded - and consider the long term results of a thing like this. I'm speaking from first hand experience - this area would benefit so much from the addition of an attraction like this.



  20. 20

    not a believer, but if it creates jobs & brings in tax revenue., who cares. plus it will probably good for education becuase when kids spend a few days at this place, much like "jesus camp', the'll be thrilled to get back to school.



  21. 21

    btw, there alreay is a "noah's ark waterpark in madison wisconsin. very successfuk, but doesn't have all the god squad stuff.



  22. 22

    Please Perez, if they made a gay and lesbian theme park you'd say they'd be "bettering society" regardless of the money spent! If this park wasn't Biblical, you wouldn't post it on your site. Yet anything involving Christianity has to be immediately shot down or questioned by you. Your site is extremely contradictory.



  23. 23

    Really stupid idea but at least it's creating jobs.