Snakeoil salesman Ken Ham — the CEO of Answers in Genesis and world-famous advocate of teaching children that mankind used to ride on saddled dinosaurs — has purchased billboards all over the country promoting the Flintstone Truth he sells at Northern Kentucky’s Creation “Museum.”
Here’s one of them:
Yup. That right there is a fire-breathing dragon. And as you’ll learn at the Creation Museum, dragons — modern-day dinosaurs — were quite real.
And this certainly isn’t the first time that Ham has used “dragons are real!” to lure children and bad parents to his Kentucky money pit — nor on a Creation “Museum” billboard. Just like Ham used the “Jurassic Park” boom in the 1990s to lure in children with his “missionary lizards,” he has increasingly touted dragons in recent years with the boom in films featuring them.
But will there be fire-breathing dragons on the ark that he’s supposedly building in Grant County? (The one with stagnant fundraising that could get a tax rebate of $43 million and is already getting $11 million in taxpayer-funded road improvements, whether it is built or not.)
I asked AiG this question (along with whether there will be unicorns) back in December of 2010 after Gov. Steve Beshear held his infamous press conference to flaunt Ark Encounter, and they said there would be no fantastical or mythical creatures on the ark… but that dragons were most certainly not fantastical or mythical creatures.
Certainly not. But it does beg the question: If fire-breathing dragons were, in fact, on the ark, how did they manage not to burn it down?
Maybe our tax dollars will help answer this question, if Ark Encounter ever gets built.