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Atheist group plans ‘Genocide and Incest Park’ billboard campaign to troll creationist ‘Ark’

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An atheist group has organized a fundraising campaign in order to mock the $101 million “Ark Encounter” theme park due to open in Kentucky this July.

According to columnist and author Dan Arel, the Tri-State Freethinkers are seeking to raise $2,000 in order to erect billboards calling the facility “Genocide and Incest Park.”

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“The park celebrates a biblical parable of genocide and incest,” the group says on its Indiegogo page. “While they have a legal right to celebrate their mythology, we find it immoral and highly inappropriate as family entertainment.”

The park, which was created by a group headed by creationist Ken Ham, will include a a 510-foot model of Noah’s Ark, as well as teaching exhibits based on the premise that the flood Noah and his family were escaping on the vessel separated the world’s continents.

“They are portraying the story of Noah’s Ark as an actual historical event. This is scientifically not possible,” the Freethinkers said on the campaign site.

One of the rewards in the campaign includes a chance for donors contributing $500 to have their picture displayed on the billboard — depicting them as they “drown” under the Ark.

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“Give a face to the millions who lost their lives in the fabled flooding,” reads the note for donors. “You will also receive a poster of the billboard, the Rain Poncho of Protection and definitely a thank you note.”

According to the Freethinkers, the first $2,000 raised would go toward setting up one small billboard on a state route for one month. For $6,000, they will erect six small billboards or a larger one along an interstate. And if they should raise $150 million, they said, “we will build our very own Genocide & Incest Park and ask for state tax incentives and we will not [discriminate] during hire.”

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Watch a short video explaining the campaign, as posted online, below.

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Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?

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The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.

"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.

The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."

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White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting

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Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.

King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.

A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.

https://twitter.com/corinne_perkins/status/1162806565109473280

Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/sedespres/status/1162811223186006018

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Democrats could flip the Texas state house in 2020 — and reshape the national map

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Blue Texas? Democrats have long dreamt of winning Texas’s 38 electoral votes in the presidential election. That may still be a long shot, but a recent “Texodus” from Congress has given new talk to a political transformation across the Lone Star State that could have massive ramifications down the ballot and for decades to come.

This article was originally posted at Salon.

Four of the state’s GOP members of Congress have announced their retirements in recent weeks, an unusual torrent of departures signaling that a storm is coming. And evidence shows that it’s not just hitting Texas’s federal delegation. It’s coming to Austin, too.

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