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Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:10 PM

Creationists Sell Christian Theme Park To Themselves To Avoid $700,000 In Taxes


And God said unto Noah, "Avoid thy financial obligations."

Officials in Williamston, Ky., are worried that revenue generated by Ark Encounter, an Old Testament-themed amusement park, may soon dry up following an odd maneuvering by the property's owners.

Ark Encounter LLC sold its primary plot of land to its nonprofit affiliate for just $10 despite the property being valued as high as $48 million, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports, which could be the home of the giant Noah's Ark replica's preliminary move to declaring itself exempt from having to pay taxes.

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[link:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ky-city-fears-noah-ark-theme-park-dodge-taxes-article-1.3338874|

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Reply Creationists Sell Christian Theme Park To Themselves To Avoid $700,000 In Taxes (Original post)
Lebam in LA Jul 2017 OP
Turbineguy Jul 2017 #1
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #2
bench scientist Jul 2017 #3
A HERETIC I AM Jul 2017 #11
bench scientist Jul 2017 #17
hatrack Jul 2017 #4
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2017 #16
Rabrrrrrr Jul 2017 #5
stopbush Jul 2017 #7
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #10
Rabrrrrrr Jul 2017 #20
Lebam in LA Jul 2017 #6
NightWatcher Jul 2017 #8
Lee-Lee Jul 2017 #9
rockfordfile Jul 2017 #12
yortsed snacilbuper Jul 2017 #13
Blue Owl Jul 2017 #14
dalton99a Jul 2017 #15
maxrandb Jul 2017 #18
Vinca Jul 2017 #19

Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:17 PM

1. This is hardly an original idea.

The IRS may already have a rule in place.

Now, if they'd only followed the New Testament they would know about rendering unto Ceasar.

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:20 PM

2. I wish Bill Maher weren't on vacation. He could have fun with this

and do it justice. Tax free religion...what a fucking joke. I think Jim Baker would have some input too. Religion, business, and politics are the same racket. Rip off people and justify it by lying. It's worked for a couple of thousand years so far.

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:31 PM

3. Seems like a fraudulent conveyance,and violates good faith & fair dealing provisions of contract law

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:01 PM

11. BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAH!!....this is fucking Ken Ham you're talking about.

The dude vehemently clings to the idea that the earth and the entire universe is 6000 years old.

You actually expect "good faith & fair dealing" from someone like that?

He's a shyster, from start to finish

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 03:34 AM

17. nope , but I expect him to answer for it in a court. n/t

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:32 PM

4. $10 to park, $40 for an adult ticket, and for all that you get . . .

A concrete and steel ark with recorded animal noises, farcical dioramas of ancient Hebrews riding dinosaurs, and a "science museum". All that, and only $50 to get in the door.

There is a zipline, with prices ranging from $49 to $99, and some other aerial odds and ends. And that's it, except for the gift shop (of course) and the dining room (of course).

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Response to hatrack (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 10:38 PM

16. and he is gonna go bankrupt, people are not showing up.

Now if he would set fire to it and charge admission, lots of people would probably show.

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:48 PM

5. Typical Republican Christian tactic - get the taxpayers to build your shit, take all the profit,

and give nothing back to the taxpayers except "Oh, but we're teaching about Jeebus and saving souls!"

Fucking piles of shit. Ken Hamm is a pile of shit. Creation Scientists are piles of shit. Right wing Christians are piles of shit.

great big stinking useless asshole piles of shit.

Should be fucking embarrassed - they're so far away from the Beatitudes and anything Jesus taught, that Buddhists and Muslims and atheists are better Christians than they are.

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Response to Rabrrrrrr (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:55 PM

7. Bingo!

They built it as a for profit entity to secure ten$ Of million$ of dollars in state tax breaks, etc. now, they sell it to themselves to avoid taxes due on the for profit entity.

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Response to Rabrrrrrr (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 07:38 PM

10. And I thought that was major league sports sctick.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 10:27 AM

20. it is them as well. Though of course, many of them are also in the Republican Christian Industry.

Sigh...

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:51 PM

6. You have to admit, they have scamming down

to an art

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Response to Lebam in LA (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:58 PM

8. Their first scam was a beaut. Virgin birth, everlasting life, no meat on Fridays

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 07:24 PM

9. I was reading about how they have strained services in that county already

 

Without as much impact for local businesses as promised.

If they try to evade property taxes it will destroy the community, because they will still have to provide, fire, EMS and police services to the facility.

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:23 PM

12. these people are crooks

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:43 PM

13. There's a born again sucker every minute.

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:02 PM

14. Just say Noah

n/t

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:05 PM

15. Maybe Zeus will strike it down with a thunderbolt

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 06:11 AM

18. And the fucking people in Kentucky

Will continue to vote for these fucking criminals

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Response to Lebam in LA (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 06:19 AM

19. That sounds fraudulent.

If it was done for a philanthropic reason it would be one thing, but it's clearly to avoid taxes. But, it's Kentucky. MAGA, MAGA, MAGA. When you need to see a doctor, go to the Ark instead.

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