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Ark not funded by government funds
In regards to the proposed Ark Encounter, Sara Meric writes that it is “a blatant violations of the U.S. Constitution’s wall or separation between church and state.” First of all, this separation is not in the Constitution. It is a false construct introduced in 1947 by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and gone along with by a liberal U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has gone along with more than one atrocity, witness Dred Scot.
What sparked Meric’s ire was that government funding had been solicited. To be gentle, that is an “untruth.” It is being funded by donations solicited through Answers in Genesis. What she confuses with funding, they have sought tax incentives from the state. Just like any other start up business. In this case, it is after a certain point, a return of sales tax generated by the business. Ms. Meric, can you say religious discrimination?
Last, but certainly not least, she writes, “does not permit the use of taxpayer funds for a religious establishment.” The establishment clause has been reduced to a noun. She suggests that we, the good people of Grant County, review the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. May I suggest that she do the same only add to her reading the Federalist Papers, so that she understands what she is reading.
But, to those who hate God in general and Christianity in particular, who hold to the separation myth, the truth makes no difference. They’ve already made up their minds and don’t want to be confused with the facts. And this includes many in the church as well as out. It is not a good idea to be opposed to God. It never ends well.