A Kentucky theme park project overseen by a major creationist organization is suffering from a lack of donations from the general public as well as a delayed ground-breaking.
Answers in Genesis has only raised about $4.4 million of the needed $24.5 million for the Ark Encounter theme park, which would feature a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark.
Mark Looy, co-founder and chief communications officer for Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that his organization was happy to get that much from donors.
“We are thrilled that even in a difficult economy, thousands of supportive people have already made donations to the full-size ark,” said Looy. “It is important to point out that donations to Answers in Genesis for the Ark Encounter project are just one aspect of the Ark Encounter funding.”
Looy explained that a “major part” of the funding was “through private equity from the Ark Encounter, LLC, a Missouri limited liability company, which will own the attraction.”
Although the donations are only part of the funding, the money issue has apparently caused the ground-breaking date for the theme park to be continually delayed.
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SOURCE: Christian Post