Judge’s Decision on First Amendment Issue Considered One of the Best

by Ken Ham on February 29, 2016

Praise the Lord with us at Answers in Genesis that a US District Court recently upheld AiG’s right to religious preferences in hiring, plus allowed AiG to participate in a tax rebate incentive program like other tourist attractions in Kentucky have.

Religious Freedom

This decision really helps set a precedent in law for religious freedom in this country, because it confirms that Christian organizations, not just Answers in Genesis, can use religious preferences in hiring, as the law so clearly states already. We need to stand up for this freedom, when so often these liberties are coming under attack in America.

Mike Johnson, chief counsel of Freedom Guard, the public interest law firm who argued the case for AiG, said that the federal judge’s decision was one of the best he’s seen on First Amendment issues regarding the Constitution’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion. The entire opinion is worth a read, but there is an excellent summary of the lawsuit situation on the Ark Encounter website.

On Friday I had the wonderful opportunity to present a talk at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention about this important lawsuit and how we need to return to a biblical foundation in this country. The solution to America’s problems is not a political one—it’s a spiritual one.

Speaking at NRB Convention 2016

I titled my talk “Reminders,” for I declared that we need to be reminded of America’s history and laws, and also to be reminded of the nation’s biblical foundations, and need to be reminded of the saving gospel.

Please be in prayer for Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter as the construction moves forward in Northern Kentucky and after the Ark opens in July, when millions of people are expected to come to the Ark and be challenged concerning the truth of God’s Word and the gospel message. Find out how you can help support the project.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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