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If you are against the "mosque " in NY getting federal $$, are you also against this?

Noah's Ark Tourist Attraction Sparks Debate
16 hours ago - ABC News 2:25 | 182337 views

Some believe using state funds to build a Bible-themed attraction is wrong.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/noah-s-ark-tourist-attraction-sparks-debate-23382098

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:35 PM on Dec. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • There are NO federal tax dollars being spent. The park is being 100% build with their own private funds. The issue is tax incentives. Under Kentucky’s Tourism Development Act, tourist attractions can get back up to 25 percent of their development costs over 10 years from sales tax generated at the facility. Ark Encounter stands to receive $37.5 million — a quarter of its investment. Officials in Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said in a telephone interview that they examined the constitutional issues carefully before proceeding. They said that Ark Encounter is unlike the Creation Museum, which is run by the Answers in Genesis ministry and received no tax incentives. Ark Encounter is owned by a profit-making company, of which Answers in Genesis is a part owner.

    MissAlisabeth

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 9:22 AM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Does Noah have a history of attacking US interests?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:03 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Not if it's going to bring JOBS!
    So, by your own admission it is a "mosque" going up in NYC? Correct?
    SavageGrl

    Answer by SavageGrl at 3:09 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • yep, i think using state funds to build a bible themed park is totally wrong & disgusting....

    If it was a muslim them park that was getting state funds...people would be in an uproar.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 1:37 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • The $250 MILLION in state revenue will benefit the whole state and 900 jobs are nothing to sneeze at. And sweet, you didn't ask about a YMCA. You asked about a mosque - which is a place of worship and would not bring in the jobs.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:56 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • I'm fine with it, and i actually live here so it really is MY tax dollars. Like the concept or not, these things bring in revenue to the state and jobs. They may not be 50K a yr jobs but they are jobs. We have Sprint cup coming next year, Kentucky Kingdom reopening in 2012, this would open in 2014, all big money makers for our state.
    MissAlisabeth

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 3:34 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Yes.
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 1:36 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Yes I'm against it completely. Funds should be spent on people, not fantasy.
    sweet29mom

    Answer by sweet29mom at 1:38 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • I don't think it's wrong. I am a Christian, so I may be biased.
    Mamma2E

    Answer by Mamma2E at 1:38 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • The major difference is that this will bring in state revenue - the mosque will NOT. It's not the same. The funds used will create jobs and will benefit the entire state, no matter your religion.

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:43 PM on Dec. 8, 2010