Media Grossly Distorts to Sell Papers and Bolster Anti-Christian Agenda

by Ken Ham on January 17, 2011

Today we have a special article on the front page of the website, responding to gross distortions/mistruths in an article that appeared in Kentucky’s Courier-Journal newspaper on Sunday and was reprinted in today’s Cincinnati Enquirer.

Last month, we posted a web article that exposed misrepresentations made by some in the mainstream media and dozens of bloggers regarding the future Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky.

The two major newspapers in our state have been quite hostile toward the Ark Encounter and its goal of bringing parts of the Bible to life and presenting these biblical events as true history. The Louisville paper, the Courier-Journal, the largest paper in the state, and the Lexington newspaper, the Herald-Leader, have featured several articles and editorials in the past several weeks that have attacked the Ark project (as well as Democratic Governor Steve Beshear for supporting its construction).

We believe, based on previous Ark-related comments made in the newspaper, that the Courier-Journal’s opposition to the Ark Encounter has everything to do with the religious content of the project and the editors’ dislike for a project that wants to show that the Bible is true from the very first verse.

Given the track record of the Courier-Journal, our conclusion is that the paper’s editors are trying to discourage people from getting behind the project by employing scare tactics to try to move the Ark Encounter out of state.

I urge you to read our response on the front page of our website today.

Overflow Crowds in Kansas

We praise the Lord for the phenomenal response at the AiG conference in Lenexa Baptist Church near Kansas City with Dr. Gary Parker and me. Last night, 2000 people filled the auditorium and two overflow rooms. This was the biggest event held at the church, we were told. The services were also packed Sunday morning, with the second service seeing a crowd that overflowed the auditorium—and it was the second biggest crowd at the church other than for their Easter service.

Here are some photographs taken yesterday:

[caption id="attachment_12069" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Pastor Steve Dighton (Senior Pastor) and me"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12070" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Me speaking"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12071" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The church building"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12072" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The auditorium"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12073" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Dr. Gary Parker holding a flash drive; he has now gone all-tech, using a computer instead of an overhead projector!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12074" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Dr. Parker with some of the kids he spoke to Sunday morning"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12076" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="People crowding around resource tables"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12077" align="alignnone" width="300" caption=" Children love the resources"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12078" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="A mother reading her child an AiG book"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12079" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Dr. Parker using a Mac computer to speak to the main audience"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12080" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Dino meets Gary"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12081" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Dr. Parker speaking to the children"][/caption]

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,



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