Soon, very soon, Kentucky will officially be recognized as the Mecca of creationism.
Ken Ham has his Creation Museum and soon he’ll also have a Noah’s ark themed water park.
Well, it looks like there’s a newcomer on the block who’s looking to set up shop right between the two, turning rural Kentucky into the premier vacation destination for fundamentalist Christians everywhere.
Another creation science attraction plans Northern Kentucky home
By Mark Hansel, The Cincinnati Enquirer
If the dream of a New Jersey group comes to life, another creationist attraction will locate in Northern Kentucky.
Founders of the Creation Science Hall of Fame, which now exists only as a website, would like to build a brick-and mortar structure along Interstate 75. The group will consider vacant land and the renovation of an existing site.
“When we have the funds, we would like to locate on the highway, about halfway between the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter,” said Terry Hurlbut, secretary/treasurer of the group. “What better place to locate than between these two attractions? We envision that, as people fly or drive in to see them, we will be a stop along the way.”
Hurlbut emphasized that the Creation Science Hall of Fame is not affiliated with the Creation Museum in Petersburg, which opened in 2007. The 70,000-square-foot museum includes displays featuring Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and dinosaurs, which its founders believe co-existed.
Nor is the Hall of Fame affiliated with the planned Ark Encounter, a themed attraction in Grant County, about 40 miles south of Cincinnati. It’s envisioned to include a replica of Noah’s Ark and other attractions.
The Creation Museum is run by Answers in Genesis, the ministry that embraces a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis and believes the earth is only 6,000 years old. Answers in Genesis is also a partner in the Ark Encounter project.
“Certainly, it’s fair to say that we share with them the belief that we did not get here by accident or through some cosmic crapshoot,” Hurlbut said.
The Creation Science Hall of Fame was developed as a website in 2009 and is devoted to sharing the beliefs of creationism.
(Originally found at Christian Nightmares)