We will be off the exit for the Ark Encounter. Do not actually go to the Ark Encounter. We are protesting the Ark Encounter again on the two year anniversary of their Grand Opening!
Seth Andrews - The Thinking Atheists
Aron Ra - Regional Director American Atheists
Kelly Helton - Equal Rights Advocate Tri-State Freethinkers
Lauren Blauvelt-Copelin - State Field Director Planned Parenthood
Phil Ferguson - The Phil Ferguson Show
Monica Burns - Black Non-Believers
Debbie Allen - Secular Coalition for America
more speakers TBA
Timeline 10:00 - 11:00 - Protest near Highway & Visit exhibitor booths
11:00 - 11:45 - Rally with Speakers
11:45 - 12:00 - March two by two to Ark Encounter
12:00-12:30 - Protest in front of Ark Encounter
12:30 - 12:45 - March back to protest site
12:45 - 1:15 - Lunch - FREE (donations accepted)
1:15 - 1:45 - Live Podcast and Panel
1:45- 2:00 - Closing Comments
Ark Encounter Interview:
Reasons to Protest
- They discriminate on their hiring practices. No LGBTQ, no Atheists, no Catholics, no Jews.
- They make you sign a vow of chastity if you are single.
- It is Anti- Science: They claim the earth is 6,000 years old, the grand canyon was formed in 40 days, and that genocide and incest are okay.
- They will receive up to 18 million in state tax incentives.
- 75% of their real estate tax goes to paying back their loan.
- Employees in the area have to pay 2% of their paychecks to pay back their loan.
- We strongly encourage carpooling.
- Do NOT park at the Ark Encounter. We will have parking locations nearby.
This event is not recommended for young children, since we will be right next to the highway. Parents please use discretion.
Pizza will be available for lunch. Donations accepted.
Want to volunteer? https://tinyurl.com/ArkEncounterVolunteers
If your organization, company or group would like to exhibit/table or help with this event please contact us at [masked].
Humanist Forum of Central Kentucky
March For Science: Cincinnati
Secular Coalition for America
Tri-State Board Games
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