Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ark Encounter Set To Open In Kentucky

Today's New York Times has a background piece on Kentucky's Ark Encounter-- the massive $102 million Noah's Ark display scheduled to open July 7.  The project has been the subject of extensive controversy over whether state tourism subsidies are appropriate. (See prior  posting.) The Times quotes Ark Encounter promoter, Ken Ham:
The reason we are building the ark is not as an entertainment center.  I mean it’s not like a Disney or Universal, just for anyone to go and have fun. It’s a religious purpose. It’s because we’re Christians and we want to get the Christian message out.