Ark Encounter Protest

Ark Encounter Protest

Humanist Global contributed publicity support to the "Ark Encounter Protest" - an event sponsored by the Tri-State Freethinkers.

The Ark Encounter Protest charged the theme park Ark Encounter: Life-Sized Noah's Ark with the following complaints:

“Their mission is anti-science, the story is immoral, and they practice discriminatory hiring practices while receiving up to $18M in state tax incentives. We are making a stand for equal rights, science, and the separation of church and state” said Jim G. Helton, President of the Tri-State Freethinkers.

— They have discriminatory hiring practices. No LGBTQ, no Atheists, no Catholics, no Jews.

— They make you sign a vow of chastity if you are single.

— It is anti-science: They claim the earth is 6,000 years old, the grand canyon was formed in 40 days, and that genocide and incest are okay.

— Separation of Church & State: They will receive up to 18 million in state tax incentives, while maintaining their status to discriminate.