State Declines to Subsidize Religious Ark Park after AU’s Efforts - Frankfort, KY

The religious organization Answers in Genesis filed an application for tax incentives to assist in the financing of an evangelical Christian theme park, the Ark Encounter. AU wrote to state officials opposing this application on the grounds that Answers in Genesis discriminates in its hiring on the basis of religion and that it is inappropriate for the state to subsidize either Answers in Genesis’ discriminatory practices or its ministry. The State agreed and denied the application.