Family Research Council President and Grand Dragon Tony Perkins today once again today lashed out on the imaginary “war on Christians” complaining that Answers in Genesis who own the Creationist Museum in Kentucky had been turned down for around $18 million in state tax incentives for its new Noah’s Ark Theme Park aka The Ark amid concerns that it will promote religion and violate the separation of church and state after being caught having a “Christians only” hiring practice.
“At a new Kentucky theme park, Christians are the ones getting taken for a ride. Construction is already underway in Williamstown for a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction by our friends at Answers in Genesis (AiG). The organization behind the Creation Museum is working on a built-to-scale Ark Encounter — but so far, all they’ve encountered is intolerance. The state had given AiG the thumbs up on its application last fall, which triggered some outcry from anti-faith groups. Almost immediately, they swooped into Kentucky and started making noise about the rebate, demanding that it be retracted. Why? Because AiG dares to hire people who share their beliefs on creation. And as a religious organization, that’s entirely within both state and federal law. Do we force animal rights groups to hire hunters? No. Or Muslim groceries to hire pig farmers? Of course not. So why is Ham’s group being targeted? Constitutional questions aside, with as many as 700,000 people expected at the Ark each year, the benefits for Kentucky far outweigh any perceived slights in hiring policy.
Tony PerKKKins says it best: “Constitutional questions aside…” That’s it in its own words.