Archive for December 11th, 2010

Federally Funding Fantasyland

Saturday, December 11th, 2010


Some Christians in Kentucky are raising money to build ‘Ark Encounter Park’ which will feature a replica of Noah’s Ark built according to biblical dimensions and constructed by methods from Old Testament days.  The park will also include other biblical attractions such as the Walled City,  the Tower of Babel. and a petting zoo of Noah’s Animals.

“Arc Encounter” will cost $125 million to build – $25-million for the boat alone.  Donations are supposed to fund most of it  and you can even “Sponsor a piece of the Ark,” by purchasing a peg ($100), a plank ($1000), or beam ($5000) that will actually be used in the reconstruction.

All this is nice (if you like that sort of thing) but my problem comes with tax breaks and possible state and federal funding grants.  Taxpayer money for a Christian Disneyland?

The huge sea of government red ink will part only when we stop funding porky bullshit like this.