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

Derek de Koff

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.”

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