A couple of months ago, the Tri-State Freethinkers responded to the soon-to-open Noah’s Ark theme park (Ark Encounter) by raising money for a billboard reminding everyone what that story also represents: genocide and incest.
While they have a legal right to celebrate their mythology, we find it immoral and highly inappropriate as family entertainment. Help us remind the surrounding community and potential patrons that the biblical story of Noah’s Ark is immoral and should not be encouraged as a family fun day.
They raised more than $10,000, far more than their $2,000 goal and more than enough to cover the costs of multiple signs.
Unfortunately, the media coverage of the campaign may have spooked the billboard company that was going to put it up. Said Tri-State Freethinkers President Jim G. Helton in a press release:
… When the story hit the local press, Lamar backed out. They were unwilling to work with me to try to find a solution that would have resembled anything close to our original concept for the billboard.
… We then found a small private mobile billboard company willing to drive around the park. After initially agreeing to drive the billboard around the park on multiple weekends during the summer, he recently backed out due to fear of his own personal safety.
Beware the Christian Mafia…?
“If we find a company willing to put up our billboard, we are willing to allow other organizations to use our billboard to show their opposition to the Ark Encounter and to promote their local groups. We are in the early stages of trying to put together a protest on July 7, which is opening day and an after party to celebrate science and reason.”
Is it really this hard to find an advertising company in Kentucky willing to take $10,000 from science advocates?