Creationist idiot extraordinaire Ken Ham is at it once again. He is blaming atheists and the “secularists” for the financial failure of his Ark Encounter park. In a recent blog post to his Answers In Genesis website, he said:
“Recently, a number of articles in the mainstream media, on blogs, and on well-known secularist group websites have attempted to spread propaganda to brainwash the public into thinking our Ark Encounter attraction is a dismal failure.”
“Sadly, they (atheists and the secular media) are influencing business investors and others in such a negative way that they may prevent Grant County, Kentucky, from achieving the economic recovery that its officials and residents have been seeking.”
The Ark Encounter is an actual boat-shaped park in Kentucky, which is meant to be a replica of Noah’s Ark from the Bible. It is a financial failure, but he is obviously in denial. Many atheist groups protested the Ark Encounter when it opened, and they warned public schools against taking field trips there.
Ham is particularly upset with an article by the Lexington Herald-Leader that talks about the broken promises between Ham and the city.
Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner complains about Ham’s broken promises, noting:
“There hasn’t been any commercial development here.”
Ham needs to quit blaming atheists and look at himself. He is ignoring the criticism from the city and the local business people. He also writes:
“… We are in a spiritual battle, and the intolerant secularists are so upset with such world-class attraction like the Ark (and Creation Museum) that publicly proclaim a Christian message. They will resort to whatever tactics they deem necessary to try to malign the attractions.”
We are not making up reasons to malign the Ark. It does that all on its own. Ken Ham has made himself look bad with his own words.
Check out this report about how the ark Encounter refuses to operate within the law (after the jump):
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