As you all know by now, Creationist Ken Ham is suing Kentucky officials because he claims they’re discriminating against his faith by revoking a tax subsidy worth up to $18,000,000 for his Noah’s Ark theme park.
Earlier today, in fact, lawyers for Answers in Genesis said as much in court:
The group’s lawyers argued Wednesday in federal court in Frankfort that the Christian group should not face different treatment for the incentive just because its theme park will have religious themes.
Kentucky tourism officials say the giant wooden ark would be an evangelism tool and shouldn’t receive tax dollars. They are asking that the group’s lawsuit be dismissed.
If that’s their argument, they’re going to lose badly.
Ham and his lawyers may not understand how the law works, but let me explain it in simple language for them: Their for-profit theme park was recruiting employees who were required to sign a statement of faith. In other words, there was a “No Jews Allowed” stamp right on the applications.
They can request tax rebates from the state, or they can discriminate in hiring. They can’t do both.
And yet they’re still playing the Christian Persecution Card as if Kentucky, of all places, has it out for Christians.
Hopefully, U.S. District Judge Greg Van Tatenhove will see through all that when he makes his decision.
(Portions of this article were published earlier)
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