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Taxpayer-subsidized Noah’s Ark theme park will only hire job seekers who believe Earth is 6,000 years old

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Creationist Ken Ham will be opening a taxpayer-subsidized religious theme park in July — but don’t bother applying unless you buy into the extreme Christian belief that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, according to the Friendly Atheist.

The controversial Ark Encounter, which received $18 million in tax incentives from Kentucky legislators, is scheduled to open July 7.

In preparation for the theme park’s opening, Answers in Genesis is hiring staff — from warehouse workers to “dinosaur costume actor” to senior web developers. But as a prerequisite to being hired, job seekers must submit a “creation belief statement” and “salvation testimony.”

Further, applicants must also submit “Confirmation of your agreement with the [Answers in Genesis] Statement of Faith, which according to their website includes items like, “Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and the whole creation, spanning approximately 4,000 years from creation to Christ” and “The only legitimate marriage sanctioned by God is the joining of one naturally born man and one naturally born woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.”

These requirements seem to indicate non-Christian, or even non-Creationist job seekers will not be considered for employment. As the Friendly Atheist noted, a judge ruled in January that hiring discrimination is legal, despite the tax incentive Ham is receiving.

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The completed “ark” will be eight stories high, 450 feet long and 150 feet wide.


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The media’s ‘Made in America’ problem: Trump creates racist controversy — and gets free campaign coverage

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Let’s presume, however depressing that notion may be, that mainstream news organizations will continue to fumble the ball when it comes to directly calling blatantly racist statements coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth what they are, which is racist.

Let’s also presume that in the fallout of such incidents like Trump’s racist tweets on Sunday, media organizations adopt predictable stances. Most struggle to maintain a sense of equanimity and fairness when it comes to calling out Trump’s racism. Fox amplifies it.

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Gay man’s family cut off his ear after he came out

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A teen man came out to his parents and in response his dad severely mutilated him, reports Gay Star News.

The 19-year-old was then locked in a closet, where he tried not to bleed to death.

The teen is from The Gambia and is trying to get asylum in The Netherlands.

“I was so afraid to tell my family about my sexuality,” he said.

“I thought, maybe, my family will accept me because I am their family. This is who I am.”

“That was the biggest mistake I ever made.”

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Longtime Trump loyalist warns the president that his racist tweets are about to permanently stain his image

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On Tuesday, former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Trump for telling four freshman congresswomen to go back to their own countries. All four are American citizens.

Scaramucci accused the president of playing to his base, in a way that has dangerous manifestations: for the president and the country.

“He’s blowing very hard on a dog-whistle that every ethnic group that’s landed in the United States has had to hear,” Scaramucci told the BBC.

“I don’t think the president is a racist, but here’s the thing: if you continue to say and act in that manner, then we all have to look at him and say, ‘OK, well, maybe you weren’t a racist, but now you’re turning into one.'”

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