Thursday, December 2, 2010

Government sponsored delusion

This ain't gonna be free: the state guvmint is kickin’ in big bucks.

$37 million in tax incentives to help a gang of Bible-totin' theocrats build a fancy Disneyland for ignoramuses.

The Ark Encounter, a private Limited Liability Corporation, will be partnering with Answers in Genesis (AiG), a 501(c)(3) organization, the group behind the highly successful Creation Museum. In three years, more than 1.2 million guests have visited the $35-million museum, which was funded by donations from tens of thousands of supporters.

Creation Museum seeking tax breaks for Ark Encounter theme park.

Beshear said the group has applied for tax incentives via the Kentucky Tourism Development Act, and the fact that the project has a religious theme should not be a factor in the approval process.

“We have reviewed it from a legal standpoint,” Beshear said. “I think it’s clear that this is an economic development project. Our laws don’t allow us to discriminate as to the entertainment subject matter of a theme park.”The tourism act allows the developer to recover up to 25 percent of the cost of a project by recouping sales tax revenue paid to the state on tickets, lodging and other items.

1 comment:

  1. It blows my mind how successful religions have been at chipping away at the wall seperating them from the state's funds.

    Anyone else want to form an atheist church with me so we can attain tax exemption status?


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