Kentucky Governor announces plans for Creationist amusement park

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Bill Maher and Jesus from the Creationism Museum

First, they created the Creation Museum. Now, Kentucky — acting in conjunction with the Governor — are creating a Biblical amusement park. The theme will be the fable of Noah's Ark, which, as many people know, involved a large number of meat-eating animals hanging out on a rich old dude's yacht in the Middle East or something.

Sorry for the blasphemy — let's just get right to the facts, shall we? I'll save my "the ACLU is going to sue the shit out of these people for violating the separation of church and state" comments for another time.

The attraction is envisioned as a full-scale wooden ark that would include associated museums, theaters, amenities, event venues and outdoor parking.

Preliminary indications are that the attraction could draw as many as 1.6 million guests per year and would cost at least $24.5 million to complete.

Joining [Governor] Beshear at Wednesday’s announcement in the State Capitol Building will be Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis and head of the Creation Museum project and Grant County Judge/Executive Darrell Link.

Beshear’s participation in the announcement suggests state incentives for the project may be included. []

Night at the Creation Museum

Bottom photo via this site.