Only in Kentucky: Unbridled Dragons

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.


  1. Robert
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    This article is an embarrassment to those who hold secular views. If all you can do is name call and lie then don’t write an article.

  2. S
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, it’s ok except for the very end.

    “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?”

    I have the ability to yell, but it doesn’t mean I go around screaming everywhere.

    Obviously I don’t believe in a firebreathing dragon, but don’t you think if there was one God would have keep him from breathing fire for a couple months. If you’re assuming the story of the Ark is real you’re assuming God kept the mouths of lions shut and the claws of bears from tearing into Noah as they walked up the ramp.

    Stick to the story and the facts and don’t go insulting or you’ll lose your credit. This guy doesn’t need to be insulted, it’s implied.

  3. Bud Hixson
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    OK. Hilarious.
    Right now this belief system is still voluntary. In times past it has been compulsory. Religious world views are breaking up on the rocks of better education, pedophile scandal, and outrageous ignorant ravings from the Middle East. The bottom line in religion is getting the unwashed to swallow the big lie of miraculous resurrection and ascent to heaven. Once they swallow that whopper, you can get them to lick up anything.

  4. Kellyinthe40205
    Posted June 16, 2012 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Belief in imaginary friends is for small children. It’s time to leave religion behind once and for all.

  5. PrimeOutsourcing
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Using mythological characters tend to pull the nostalgic strings of most people. Making the marketing effective to all “kid at heart” individual. This strategy is effective after all.

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