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Americans United Welcomes Ky. Officials’ Decision Not To Award Public Funding To ‘Ark Park’ | Americans United

December 10, 2014

The right decision.  The “Ark Park” was not a good use of tax dollars.

Here’s the history: “Answers in Genesis”, the fundamentalist Christian organization behind the “Ark Park”, was asking for millions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives to build their park.

But then, in spite of their claims that the park would be an educational tourist attraction, they made it abundantly clear that it would be nothing more than an extension of their fundamentalist ministry.  AND, they made it clear that the only people who would be employed by the park would be those who agreed with their fundamentalist, young-earth, anti-evolution version of Christianity… by stating that on the job openings.

Guess what?  You can do that. But not while you’re getting public tax money to do so.  So Kentucky will not be granting them the tax incentives.

Want my tax money?  OK.  But thanks to separation of Church and State, you can’t use it to promote or denigrate any religion, and you can’t use it to discriminate against employees because of their religion.  Use your own money, get your own private donors, pay for it yourself, do whatever you want.

The right decision, Kentucky.  Thank you.

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