By Dan Arel
According to an article published today in the Courier Journal, Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter may be losing its recent 18 million dollar tax incentive due to the discriminatory hiring practices that were uncovered and highlighted right here.
“The Commonwealth doesn’t believe that Ark Encounter, LLC will be complying with state and Federal law in its hiring practices,” Bob Stewart, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, said in an Aug. 27 letter to an Ark Encounter attorney.
Stewart said the hiring practices of the park raised “serious concerns” over the requirement for potential employees to sign a “statement of faith” in order to even apply for a position.
“Therefore, we are not prepared to move forward with consideration of the application for final approval without the assurance of Ark Encounter, LLC that it will not discriminate in any way on the basis of religion in hiring,” Stewart wrote.
James Parsons, the Ark Encounters lawyer replied stating the same thing Ken Ham tried to tell me when I called him out for these claims on a radio interview in August. The image below shows the parks employment requirements and a series of tweets.
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