The Beshear administration on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by developers of a proposed Noah's Ark theme park over the state's rejection of tax incentives for the project.
Park developers Answers in Genesis filed the lawsuit in February in U.S. District Court claiming its right to freedom of religion was violated by the state's denial of its application for $18 million in state tax incentives to for the park in Grant County.The park is supposed to be a public one, but then it was discovered that Ark Encounter will in fact be a place where a narrow-minded sectarian form of Christianity is heavily endorsed and proselytization will run rampant. It will engage in discriminatory acts no different than what the disgraceful "Religious Freedom" Law in Indiana, and another one being passed in Arkansas, now permits religious bigots in the public eye to do on religious grounds and get away with it.
The suit was filed against Gov. Steve Beshear and Bob Stewart, secretary of the state Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. In their motion to dismiss on Friday, Beshear and Stewart said, "Providing the public funding sought for religious purposes ...would constitute an unlawful establishment of religion" under the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions.
What Dumb Idiot Ken Ham and his cronies are doing is purely illegal, therefore the Kentucky government did the right thing in denying Ham the tax incentives. And it is likely that the request for dropping the lawsuit will be granted. The Answers in Genesis ministry will go completely bankrupt and the only person who will be to blame for all this mess is Kan Ham himself.