And On the Seventh Day, God Asked For Tax Breaks

Abby Zimet

Announcing plans for a new, $150-million, state-subsidized
creationist theme park dubbed "Ark Encounter, featuring a
life-size Noah's Ark, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear brushed aside questions about the constitutionality of state tax breaks, arguing he was elected to create jobs not "debate religion." The park is a project of Answers in Genesis, who run a Creation Museum nearby and who believe the Bible is "the inspired
and inerrant Word of God."


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Constitution doesn't prevent you from putting up a water park. It does
prevent you from putting up Noah's water park." -  Barry Lynn, head of
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