I fully support the First Amendment to the Constitution of the US, so I agree that an individual has the right to believe in a literal interpretation of the Old Testament, even though I do not. However I do have a problem with public tax dollars being use to propagate Old Testament myths. That is exactly what Kentucky Republicans are doing.
A group that wants to build a Noah’s Ark theme park in Grant County [Pseudo-Christianity delinked] won preliminary approval Tuesday of state tax incentives of as much as $18.25 million to keep the controversial project afloat.
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority voted unanimously to give preliminary approval of the incentives for the $73 million first phase of the biblical theme park.
An independent consultant for the state will take six to eight weeks to review the project. It then will come back to the state panel for final consideration of tax incentives…
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The Pentateuch is not without its uses. I love the idea that I get to execute Republicans for eating a ham sandwich, and I still think I should get to own a Canadian, but I won’t ask others to pay to spread that belief.
Lawrence O’Donnell provided coverage.
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Kentucky need to remember the Eleventh Commandment.