Friday, May 13, 2016

War in Kentucky on Freethought and Free Speech, Not Freakazoids

And big fat raspberries to the billboard companies too cowardly or freakazoid to take Atheist money.
A group of atheists based in Northern Kentucky raised $10,000 for a billboard protesting the soon-to-open Ark Encounter amusement park, a place where Christian scripture is taken so literally that a Noah’s Ark replica is being built using ancient measurements called “cubits.”

But two billboard companies have rejected the Tri-State Freethinkers’ interpretation of the story of Noah’s Ark as one of “genocide and incest.”

The proposed billboard design shows a Noah’s Ark with people drowning around it and the words “Genocide and Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 years of myths.”

The advertisement has been turned down by Lamar, a national billboard company, and Event Advertising and Promotions LLC, a mobile billboard company.

“We default to accepting most all copy, but if there’s something we deem not appropriate then we don’t run it,” said Tom Fahey, manager of the Cincinnati office of Lamar. “It seemed more inflammatory in nature than anything else.”
Really?  How do you feel about child abuse, motherfucker?  Because that's what those freakazoid assholes are committing.
Event Advertising and Promotions told the Tri-State Freethinkers that the company was worried about its drivers’ personal safety, said Jim Helton, president of Tri-State Freethinkers. Company officials did not return calls seeking comment.
So, they're afraid the freakazoids will attack the drivers for working for a company that accepts filthy lucre from Atheists?  Who's the abuser in that scenario?  

And the company sure wasn't afraid of Atheists and liberals attacking them for taking filthy freakazoid money to display motherfucking lies and insults on their billboards.
In 2014, Lamar displayed several billboards around the state from Ark Encounter with the statement: “To all of our intolerant liberal friends: Thank God you can’t sink this ship.”
Helton said the 1,500 members of his group from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana oppose the amusement park for several reasons, including its policy of hiring only devout Christians. The park recently received approval to claim $18 million in state sales tax credits, which Helton said is a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution’s requirement for separation of church and state.

The Freethinkers also contend that the story of Noah’s Ark is not appropriate for children.

“God killed everyone,” Helton said. “And the second time he populated the world through incest,” because everyone was descended from Noah.

“We’re not saying they can’t build it, but it’s not an appropriate family park,” Helton said.

The Freethinkers formed in 2013, and soon made themselves known to Answers in Genesis, the parent company of the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, by adopting the highway in front of the museum.
Helton said the group managed to raise the $10,000 in just a few days on the crowd-funding website IndieGoGo, and they continue to look for someone to display their billboard. He hopes the campaign will pick up national traction, especially since the Ark Encounter is not expected to hire openly gay employees.

“We had a record number of memberships once we said we’d do this,” Helton said.


Ken said...

Note that the Atheists are condemning genocide and incest without an ethical premise upon which to do so. They refers to genocide when it was not. They condemn incest as does the Bible, contextually. They erroneously imply that Genesis was written 2,000 years ago.

Yellow Dog said...

Read the myth and Ken Ham's interpretation of it again. Eliminating all but a dozen people from the planet is genocide. Repopulating the planet from a single family is incest. The bibble condemns a metric fuckton of crimes that it celebrates.