Well, here they go again. Answers in Genesis announced this week that it's going to build a Noah's ark-themed amusement park.
"In Kentucky, Noah’s Ark Theme Park Is Planned"
It's expected to open in 2014. The official site of Ark Encounter is now up and Answers in Genesis has issued a press release about the new venture. There are several images available here.
Meanwhile, it was also announced this week that seven out of ten Christians in the world are being persecuted for their faith.
Did I mention AiG plans to spend $150 million to build this attraction?
Somehow I doubt that a scale model replica of Noah's ark is going to assuage the flood of young doubters leaving the church.
UPDATE (12/15/10): Since posting this, I have read about some additional concerns related to the hiring requirements.
"Will Answers in Genesis’ New ‘Ark Park’ Comply with Anti-Discrimination Laws?"
Since this is a for-profit venture, the group will need to adhere to federal anti-discrimination laws. They could be forced to hire people like divorcees, Muslims, atheists and even old-earth creationists. Hmmm...