By Zack Kopplin
Ken Ham, the owner of the Creation Museum and also a recently built life-size model of Noah’s Ark, has dropped his price of admission. It is now nearly free for public school field trips, which, legally, should not be visiting this very religious attraction.
“If coming as a public school class, students pay only $1 each and their supervising public school teachers come free,” Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis website.
Field trips to the Ark are unconstitutional. Public schools aren’t allowed to promote one religion over another. Taking a field trip to a 500-foot Noah’s Ark would promote one very specific version of Christianity, a version that takes the Bible’s Book of Genesis literally. The version that says God sent a flood to wipe out mankind for being evil but first told Noah to build a giant Ark hosting a male and female of each species so that life could continue after the flood.
Ham, who opened his $100 million Ark on July 7 after nearly six years of planning and building, thinks this actually happened.
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