Billboard strikes back at Creationist theme park that won’t hire gay employees

Billboard strikes back at Creationist theme park that won’t hire gay employees
We imagine it’ll be the theme park equivalent of Nembutal.

Fronted by anti-LGBTQ preacher Ken Ham, Kentucky’s “Ark Encounter” park aims to be the world’s first-ever Bible-based amusement park.

And while the project is getting huge government tax breaks, the park won’t be employing gay people. In fact, employees must sign an eerie “statement of faith” upon being hired; a statement that effectively bans “homosexual conduct.”

Staffers must also sign a “creation statement” that claims God created the world 6,000 years ago and affirms Biblical teachings on “sexual morality.”

“Ark Encounter” is set to open in July. Imagine reproductions of Biblical stories including a “life-size” Noah’s Ark, complete with “animatronic, live and static” animals, accompanied by a thin procession of shell-shocked, pinch-faced parents and their bored, bitterly sobbing offspring.

Now, a group of atheists are targeting the theme park with a billboard campaign that’s quickly gaining steam.

The billboard, masterminded by the Tri-State Freethinkers,  satirically refers to the project as a “Genocide and Incest Park.”

The group plans put up several of the billboards in locations near the park, which prominently features “Celebrating 2,000 years of myths.”

According to a statement on their fundraising page, Tri-State Freethinkers explained are “advocates for equal rights and the separation of church and state.”

The Ark Encounter is a water park based on a representation of Noah’s Ark. They are receiving state tax incentives while maintaining their discriminatory hiring practices.”

“Their Scheduled to open in Williamstown, Kentucky on July 7, 2016, the park celebrates a biblical parable of genocide and incest.”

“While they have a legal right to celebrate their mythology, we find it immoral and highly inappropriate as family entertainment.”

“Help us remind the surrounding community and potential patrons that the biblical story of Noah’s Ark is immoral and should not be encouraged as a family fun day.”

“They are portraying the story of Noah’s Ark as an actual historical event. This is scientifically not possible.

“Help us raise awareness to this immoral story! Genocide is not a reason to celebrate. Incest is not a reason to profit.”

“When this amusement park opens to entertain children and celebrate genocide and incest, we want to spread awareness by placing our billboards in as many locations as possible.”

The group has already raised $6,895 towards the billboards, which could go up in the next few days.

Creationists believe a lone man corralled pairs of bedbugs, alpacas, possums, begonias, saber-tooth tigers, giraffes, spitting cobras, and silverfish into a boat to save them from impending apocalypse. They’re bound to think the campaign is unreasonable.

h/t: Pink News


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