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 (http://cjky.it/XHv4bn ) 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.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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