Gov. Beshear unveiled this artist's rendition of "Ark Encounter" theme park, scheduled to open in 2014 (image from www.arkencounter.com).

Gov. Beshear unveiled this artist's rendition of "Ark Encounter" theme park, scheduled to open in 2014 (image from www.arkencounter.com).

On December 1, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) held a press conference to unveil plans for a theme park inspired by one of history’s most mysterious epic structures: Noah’s Ark.

Titled “Ark Encounter”, the proposed privately funded $150 million for-profit project is expected to be an exciting addition to Kentucky’s economy. Ark Encounter may employ 900 workers and attract 1.6 million visitors in its first year, according to an America’s Research Group feasibility study.

But the question and answer exchange after the announcement sounded like a case point destined to appear in a future edition of S.E. Cupp’s book Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity.

“Isn’t the idea of tax credits from the state or the local governments blatantly unconstitutional?” asked one reporter, who apparently thought a violation was so obvious that he didn’t even need to mention the words “God”, “faith”, “church” or “religion” in that sentence…

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