Kentucky Local News, Weather, Sports | Lexington, KY | WKYT

Group opposes tax incentives for Noah's Ark park

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A national organization for the separation of church and state is urging Gov. Steve Beshear to deny state tax incentives for the Noah's Ark theme park in northern Kentucky.

The Courier-Journal reports that the group objects to hiring practices by the park's parent organization, Answers in Genesis.

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State says in a letter to Beshear that the website of Answers in Genesis requires that job applicants agree with its Christian "Statement of Faith."

Americans United officials say an applicant must profess that homosexuality is a sin on par with bestiality and incest. The group says the policy amounts to religious discrimination.

The coordinator of the theme park project, Mike Zovath, says hiring policies have not yet been written.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 272415671 - wkyt.com/a?a=272415671
Gray Television, Inc.