Ken Ham and the folks at Ark Encounter have given us another gem of a ridiculous story.
Ham, and his non-functional $100 million boat, have been featured on my blog before. But none of those other stories featured the divine amount of irony to be had here: Ark Encounter is suing their insurance providers for $1 million in rain damage.
In the 77-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, the owners of the park say that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide, causing $1 million in damage to the access road.
The park's five insurers refused to pay for those damages.
A spokesperson for the park's public relations firm, Melany Ethridge, laughed when informed that Ark Encounter had sued over flood damage.
"You got to get to the boat to be on the boat," she said.
Brilliant. Thanks, Melany.
Ark Encounter's lawyers at Keating, Muething & Klekamp, a Cincinnati-based firm, are pursuing a jury trial. No word on whether they want thoughts and prayers, too.
Ken Ham and his friends at Ark Encounter sure do love making grabs for any and all money they can. From their fight for $18 million in tax breaks from the state of Kentucky, to when they passed the park between their for-profit and non-profit subsidiaries for $10 to try and evade a $.50 per ticket tax imposed by the city council.
If only their supporters could see through their transparent money-grabbing schemes. But that could be said for most religion more generally.