20 May '11, 8pm

While cutting education, Kentucky gives $43 million tax break to creationism theme park

While cutting education, Kentucky gives $43 million tax break to creationism theme park

A group of private investors and religious organizations is hoping to build a Bible-themed amusement park in Kentucky… Their effort got a shot in the arm yesterday when the state approved $43 million in tax breaks for the project. In addition to the tax incentives, approved unanimously by the state’s tourism board, taxpayers may have to pony up another $11 million to improve a highway interchange near the site. Naturally, this raises serious questions about the separation of church and state. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has threatened to sue the state over its promotion of the religious project: “The state of Kentucky should not be promoting the spread of fundamentalist Christianity or any other religious viewpoint,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “Let these folks build their fundamentalist Disneyland withou...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/20/kentucky-tax-break-...

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