BY sponsoring a peg in return for a $100 dollar donation, or a plank ($1,000), or a beam ($5,000) you could help a bat-shit crazy creationist organisation build a replica of Noah’s Ark in the state of Kentucky.
Earlier this week, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (Democrat) unveiled a plan to construct a creationist theme park – a joint venture between the Governor and the mad Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis, which early gave Kentucky a Creation Museum.
The park will reportedly cost at least $150 million and create 900 jobs.
Ark Encounter will include:
All the modern recreation amenities, including a full-sized wooden ark, a walled city much like was found in ancient times, a replica of the Tower of Babel with exhibits, a first-century Middle Eastern village and even outdoor parking.
The park is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the theme park will seek tax incentives, under the Kentucky Tourism Development Act, which could subsidize up to 25 percent of the project. The state, then, returns the sales tax on costs such as admission, food and gift sales.
Senior VP of Answers in Genesis Mike Zovath told the Courier-Journal that Kentucky officials have told him the proposal for tax incentives “looks good,” and that the park could draw up 1.6 million visitors a year.