Ark Encounter floats on public subsidies

Ark Encounter floats on public subsidies
July 6, 2016
By Patrick Elliott
Staff Attorney
Freedom From Religion Foundation
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/freethoughtnow/ark-encounter-floats-on-public-subsidies/
The new “Noah’s Ark" could not have been launched without public money.
With the Ark Encounter opening in Kentucky today, it is a good time to
review the various ways that state and local governments have subsidized
the project.
For starters, we know that Ken Ham and his outfit Answers in Genesis
(AiG) provided sworn statements that the ark would not have been built
in Kentucky without state incentives. AiG claimed in its lawsuit against
the state that it chose to build in Northern Kentucky “not only because
of its proximity to AiG and the Creation Museum, but also due to the
availability of incentives for tourism attractions from the Commonwealth
of Kentucky." In 2011, Ark Encounter entered into in an agreement with
the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority (KTDFA) and affirmed
that it would not have engaged in the project without receiving state
incentives. In its federal complaint, Ark
Encounter was explicit:
This provision reflected the reality that AE, LLC would not have pursued
the project in Kentucky “but for" the incentives provided by the
Commonwealth.
Under the Kentucky Tourism Development (KTD) Act, approved projects are
eligible for 25% of their development costs to be repaid through a
rebate on the sales taxes the attraction generates over a ten-year
period. For the Ark Encounter, that could amount to more than $18
million in sales tax collected by the state and paid back to Ark Encounter.

I don’t care. I just want to see Ham actually put 2 of every animal on the arc THEN see who shows up. Heck, put just 1 of every animal in, then ask for good christian volunteers to manage the animals - no pay, just like Noah.

Where do the snakes fit?

Somewhere between creation of the universe and Noah’s Ark, god must have suffered a serious loss of powers. He is supposed to have created the universe and everything in it, including Adam and Eve, by some kind of magical means, on the spot, but by the time of Noah, he had to depend on a man to build an ark and gather all those animals, and plants presumably, to save humanity itself with flood that would destroy everything else on earth. Why couldn’t he have just started over with more creation magic? What did he need a flood and an ark for?
Lois

Somewhere between creation of the universe and Noah's Ark, god must have suffered a serious loss of powers. He is supposed to have created the universe and everything in it, including Adam and Eve, by some kind of magical means, on the spot, but by the time of Noah, he had to depend on a man to build an ark and gather all those animals, and plants presumably, to save humanity itself with flood that would destroy everything else on earth. Why couldn't he have just started over with more creation magic? What did he need a flood and an ark for? Lois
God was hazing Noah. ;-P