We found this news at the personal blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. As you know, ol’ Hambo is co-founder of Answers in Genesis (AIG) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page.
You’ve heard about Hambo’s proposed Ark Encounter — the latest project of his online creationist ministry. We’ve written before about that project’s Money Problems. But now the situation seems to be improving.
Hambo’s article is Ark Funding Reaches Milestone — Plus Incredible Matching Gift Announced! Exciting, huh? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
For the $24.5 million that AiG is raising for its part in building the Ark Encounter project (the amount to build a full-size Noah’s Ark, one of nine attractions at the site), I’m thrilled to announce that the Ark funding “thermometer” recently passed the $10 million mark! The Ark “thermometer” reflects the total Ark donations and boarding pass purchases that have been made to date towards the construction of a full-size Ark.
Amazing — Hambo is almost half-way to his goal! He’s actually hauled in ten million bucks for that thing! Kentucky is on its way to becoming the undisputed center of idiocy for the whole galaxy. Here’s more:
Both donations and boarding pass purchases have been increasing over the past several months as more people catch the vision for the evangelistic Ark Encounter.
Earlier we had the impression that support was declining, but now that trend has been reversed. Perhaps this is an omen of the End Times. Or maybe it’s due to an epidemic of mad cow disease. One last excerpt:
Additionally, a few supporters of AiG have been moved by the Lord to bless the Ark project with $1.25 million in matching gift contributions and commitments before the end of the year. This means that every donation for the Ark Encounter project we receive by December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1.25 million! Praise God!
Okay, dear reader. Everything you give Hambo from now ’til the end of the year will be doubled by someone’s matching gift. So this is the time to show Hambo what you think of his project. Your Curmudgeon doesn’t need to send anything, because Hambo already knows what we think.
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