Oh, Jesus Christ fucking a crab cake. Ken Ham and his merry band of fuck mutants have filed an injunction against the state of Kentucky because they believe that laws don’t apply to them. They’ve asked a judge to let them benefit from the state’s tax rebate program while they wait for their lawsuit to be thrown out. It doesn’t matter that they’ve proudly violated the terms because… Well, hell. I have no idea why it doesn’t matter. They’re just that ri-goddamn-diculous. Let’s just see what AiG has to say.
Although the popular rebate program has allowed many other tourist attraction developers to qualify for a gradual rebate of a portion of the new state sales taxes their projects generate, AiG’s lawsuit explains that its application for the program has been blocked by state officials simply because of: 1) the Ark project’s religious messaging; and 2) the intention of AiG to utilize religious preferences in its hiring for the project.[. . .]“We, along with our attorneys, tried for many months to show these officials why their actions are blatantly violating our rights under the federal and state constitutions, as well as thefederal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. The law is crystal clear that the state cannot discriminate against a Christian group simply because of its viewpoint, but that is precisely what is happening here.”
Oh snap! Kentucky is violating the Hamster’s civil rights! We can’t let this happen!
What do you have to say about this, Civil Rights Act of 1964?
SEC. 703.(a) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer—(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or(2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.(b) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employment agency to fail or refuse to refer for employment, or otherwise to discriminate against, any individual because of his race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or to classify or refer for employment any individual on the basis of his race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Ok. That didn’t go at all how I expected. Kentucky Civil Rights Act, what say you?
344.050 Discrimination by employment agencies.(1) It is an unlawful practice for an employment agency to fail or refuse to refer for employment, or otherwise to discriminate against, an individual because of his race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age forty (40) and over, or because the person is a qualified individual with a disability, or to classify or refer for employment an individual on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age between forty (40) and seventy (70).
I thought literal interpretations were the only kind allowed by creationists. Or maybe Ken Hamfisted is just a bigoted shitbag. Yeah, that’s probably it.