Remember those funny atheist protest ads mocking a Noah's Ark-themed amusement park being built in Williamstown, Kentucky? Two billboard companies with no sense of humor have refused to run the atheist group's funny ads ridiculing The Ark Encounter.
"Somehow it is legal to use tax dollars for this," our Jason Weisberger blogged earlier about the Christian theme park.
Answers in Genesis is the group that operates Ark Encounter theme park. They require the park's employees to sign a document swearing that they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, which isn't discriminatory towards non-Christians at all, what is wrong with you, how could you even think that.
Answers in Genesis also runs another religious funtime destination in Petersburg, Kentucky, called the Creation Museum. This site promises to "bring the pages of the bible to life."
Anyway, the billboard companies don't seem to have any problem taking ad dollars from taking Answers in Genesis. Here's one of their signs, promoting a science-free, fantasy-based version of the history of life on earth.
From ABC News:
The atheist group Tri-State Freethinkers, which commissioned the advertisement, says it has been turned down by billboard companies Lamar and Event Advertising and Promotions LLC, despite $10,000 having been raised to fund the project. The proposed billboard would have critiqued the park by branding it, "Genocide and Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 years of myths."
"We tried with everyone we could think of, and these were [billboard] companies that originally were in agreement to do business with us," Jim Helton, the president of Tri-State Freethinkers, told ABC News today, speculating that fear of a scandal pushed the companies to drop the ads. "We're just looking for someone to take our money."
Tri-State Freethinkers has been in existence for three years, according to Helton, and now has 1,500 members.
Ken Ham is the president of Answers in Genesis. His anti-science beliefs and alleged prejudicial hiring practices are part of what the protesting atheists object to. Back in 2014, Mr. Ham paid for his very own personal billboard to defend plans to construct Ark Encounter.
"To all of our intolerant liberal friends, thank God you can't sink this ship," the billboard read.
He tweeted a dumb tweet about it below, earlier today.
The @TSFJim secularists aren't out for free exercise of religion but to impose their anti-God religion on the culture.
— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) May 11, 2016