So, in the last year or so we've been hearing an awful lot from Ken Ham, huh?
First there was the egging on of Bill Nye to debate him.
Now we're hearing about how aliens can't be saved.
Nutball, you say?
Or, nutball like a fox?
You see, Ken's Creation Museum has been struggling as of late. Actually, after it's first booming year, it's been declining rapidly in attendance each succeeding year. He needs money. LOTS of money.
And he doesn't necessarily have the cash to advertise.
So, what does a charlatan do when he needs press, and hasn't a pot to piss in?
He makes waves. He says whatever outlandish thing he can, in order to bring attention to himself.
He had big plans. And those plans needed big cash. And after announcing those plans, he refused for three years to tell anyone where that cash would come from. I assume he went the normal routes at first. But when those dried up, he got a bit desperate.
So much so, that Ken has decided to fill that $multi-million deficit by selling.............Junk Bonds.
That's right. Junk Bonds.
Jan. 2014 -
A Northern Kentucky theme park to be built around a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark may sink unless investors purchase about $29 million in unrated municipal bonds by Feb. 6.
In December, the city of Williamstown issued taxable debt for affiliates of the Christian nonprofit Answers in Genesis, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Even though $26.5 million of securities have been sold, the project needs to sell at least $55 million in total to avoid triggering a redemption of all the bonds, Ken Ham, the nonprofit's president, said in an email to supporters Thursday.
Finished laughing yet? I haven't.
Basically, Ham is hawking Creationist junk bonds—a fact that he has tried to mask with fire-and-brimstone evangelism and apocalyptic warnings about the “immense spiritual battle” for America. In a fundraising letter sent last month, Ham suggested that the project is being sabotaged by secularists and asked believers to “step out in faith” to support the project.
This whole "battle for the soul of America" is a sales pitch.
To sell junk bonds.
To keep his Ark Encounter project from................................sinking.
Now the funny part..................
Underneath all of this Biblical interpretation, though, buying Ham’s Ark Encounter bonds is a high-risk proposition. The offering lists 39 potential risks to investors, including the possibility that animals in the petting zoo could contract infectious diseases, potential lawsuits by civil liberties and animal rights activists, and the fact that the bond relies almost completely on a competent, good-faith effort by Answers in Genesis. Ultimately, the park “may never achieve positive cash flow,” which the documents note could lead to a default on the bonds.
Couldn't have happened to a more arrogant, self-righteous, dishonest snake-oil salesman.
What a hoot!!!