More Names Added to Ark Encounter Protest and Rally

On July 7th, the opening day of Answers in Genesis’ Ark Encounter theme park, the Tri-State Freethinkers are holding a protest during the day and a rally & after-party in the evening.  At the protest, they’re expecting national media in attendance, since the practices of Ken Ham and his ark park have raised quite a bit of controversy over the past months and years. From religiously-based hiring practices, to securing millions in tax incentives for a religiously motivated project, to forcing employees to sign chastity pledges, to being just plain anti-science but marketing to impressionable children, this young earth creationism-focused “Genocide and Incest Park” (as TSF calls it) has been the focus of countless news and blog articles recently.

In response to its opening, the Tri-State Freethinkers are bringing in some big names in the secular movement. So far, they’ve secured David Silverman of American Atheists, David Smalley from Dogma Debate, Dan Barker of FFRF, Larry Decker of Secular Coalition for America, Aron Ra, Callie Wright, Dan Arel, and many more.  And in honor of full disclosure, I will also be attending the protest as well as speaking at the rally on behalf of Young Skeptics.

If you’re in the area and are interested in attending either FREE event (or both), you can find links to the Facebook and Meetup pages below.  Hope to see you there!

Protest 7/7/16 10am

Ark Encounter Opening Day Protest

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016, 10:00 AM

Ark Encounter
111 Address TBA Williamstown, KY

96 Freethinkers Attending

PLEASE DO NOT BRING KIDS! WE WILL BE TOO CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY!Don’t forget about the Rally for Science & Reason afterwards. us to protest the grand opening of the Ark Encounter! Their mission is anti-science, the Noah’s Ark story is immoral, and they maintain discriminatory hiring…

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Ark Encounter Protest — Facebook Event Listing


Rally and Afterparty 7/7/16 7pm

Ark Encounter Protest After Party: Rally for Science and Reason

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016, 7:00 PM

University of Cincinnati – Zimmer Hall
315 College Dr Cincinnati, OH

110 Freethinkers Attending

FREE EVENT! Join us for a Rally for Science and Reason!  Hear from several national speakers on the importance of science & reason over religion & dogma, and what we can do about it.  If you care about teaching evolution not intelligent design in public schools, reproductive freedom not restriction, equal rights not discrimination, you need to be h…

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After Party and Rally — Facebook Event Listing



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