Answers in Genesis, the group behind the Creation Museum, has decided to run an advertising campaign promoting their new Noah’s Ark themed amusement park. The highlight of the advertising campaign is a giant digital billboard that will run a short video clip over 672 times a day in Times Square. AIG is also running static billboards throughout the state of Kentucky, which is where the Creationist Museum is located.
The billboard says:
“To all of our intolerant liberal friends: Thank God you can’t sink this ship.”
The Creation Museum is doing a good job of sinking itself. The museum just lost over 18 million dollars in tax breaks due to their refusal to hire anyone who is not a Young-Earth-Creationist.
AIG CEO, Mike Looy, says that the billboard campaign is an effort to, “dispel some of the myths being spread around by secular humanist groups”.
One of the myths the Creation Museum is trying to dispel is that they cannot legally discriminate against employees for their religious beliefs. Well it seems that AIG is the one creating myths, since AIG just lost over $18 million dollars in tax breaks due to their refusal to hire anyone who is not a Young-Earth-Creationist.
AIG President, Ken Ham, wrote on his website,
“The irony is that as secularists are criticizing the Ark project and relegating Noah’s Ark to a myth, they are passing around their own Ark myths. These agitators (most of them outside the state) are trying to undermine the Ark Encounter by spreading misinformation and putting pressure on Kentucky officials to reject an offer of a partial refund of future sales tax collected at the finished theme park (if the park sees excellent attendance and brings in significant tourism dollars to the state).”
Sorry Mr. Ham but the agitators you are speaking about are actually just people following the law; flashy ad campaigns are not going to change the Constitution.
Here is the video loop that will play hundreds of times each day in Times Square: