In an update to the Ark Park Boondoggle, Ham finds a scapegoat, as usual.
A Kentucky theme park to be built around a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark may sink unless investors purchase about $29 million in unrated municipal bonds by Feb. 6.
The northern Kentucky city of Williamstown in December issued taxable debt for affiliates of Answers in Genesis, a Christian nonprofit, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Even though $26.5 million of securities have been sold, the project needs to sell at least $55 million in total to avoid triggering a redemption of all the bonds, Ken Ham, the nonprofit’s president, said in an e-mail to supporters yesterday. Without the proceeds, construction funding will fall short, he said.
“We still need those Ark supporters who weren’t able to purchase the Ark bonds at closing to prayerfully consider participating in a secondary bond delivery at the level they had indicated to us,” Ham said. “Will you please step out in faith with us?”
Why the poor support? Because it’s a silly idea? Because of the current economy? Nope. Nasty old atheists.
Ken Ham further explains in the email that LEO obtained — and I have long assumed would be Ham’s scapegoat/excuse once this fantasy imploded and failed — the trouble with Ark Encounter’s financing is due to the treachery of atheists and godless bloggers, who have sabotaged the giant dinosaur boat, perhaps with the help of The Devil Himself.
From atheists attempting to register for the bond offering and disrupting it, to secular bloggers and reporters writing very misleading and inaccurate articles about the bonds, to brokerage firms saying “yes” but after reading these incorrect reports saying “no” in allowing the Ark bonds into their client accounts—the obstacles were numerous and disruptive. Frankly, it has been an extremely stressful and frustrating time for all of us.
GEE! I HOPE THAT’S US!!! How can we mislead? There is one Bible story. We all know it pretty well. It’s not literal. Is that misleading?
But this is the best line from the LEO blog:
How dare the Enemy — capitalized — trick people into not giving millions of their dollars to a man who makes his living getting rich by telling people that humans used to ride through the desert on saddled dinosaurs?
If Doubtful News was helpful in any way in scuttling this incredibly stupid idea, by an incredibly ignorant organization, then HURRAY. WIN!