Talk about VISION.
Ken Ham just texted me some pictures of the progress on their Noah’s Ark and boy is it awesome! Then I got the amazing news that the Ark Encounter had won the lawsuit they were forced to file when Kentucky went back on their promise to offer incentives to the Ark attraction. Religious Liberty just saved itself from taking a step backward.
Press release from the Center for Religious Expression
Frankfort, Kentucky — January 25, 2016. A federal court in Kentucky granted a preliminary injunction today in favor of Answers in Genesis (AiG), ensuring that the organization will not be unconstitutionally excluded from a public program because of their religious identity and AiG is developing a theme park featuring a scale model of Noah’s Ark in northern Kentucky, promising to attract millions of dollars in tourism. To help get the Ark project afloat, AiG applied for Kentucky’s tax rebate program established to stimulate tourism projects like this. The Commonwealth initially approved AiG and lauded the project, but when atheist groups clamored, Kentucky officials reversed course, rescinding the approval on the ground that AiG and the Ark project were too religious to participate in the program.
The Center for Religious Expression (CRE) along with co-counsel, Mike Johnson, filed suit in federal court, pointing out how Kentucky’s discriminatory treatment violated AiG’s constitutional rights. The court agreed, observing that equal participation does not violate the Constitution, but discriminating against them because of their religious identity and message does.
“This is a victory for the First Amendment and for common sense,” said CRE Chief Counsel Nate Kellum. “The Constitution does not tolerate discrimination against citizens because of their religious views.” Center for Religious Expression is a servant-oriented, non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian legal organization dedicated to the glory of God and the religious freedom of His people. For more information, visit http://www.crelaw.org.
I would encourage you to support this amazing undertaking by sharing the project with your friends and financially investing in the work that they are doing! You can learn more at www.ArkEncounter.com
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