Nov. 27, 2016 - Donald Trump has chosen education reform advocate Betsy Devos as his Secretary for Education.
DeVos, aside from being known as a philanthropist and a staunch political figure, is also a devoted Christian who has actively campaigned
to reform the current state-mandated science like the theory of evolution and instead, adopt Christian principles into curricular programs.
DeVos advocates a 'voucher system' to provide the opportunity for those who would prefer to attend private schools to do so.
July 10, 2016 - A group called the Tri-State Freethinkers failed in their attempt to post billboards with messages condemning the new Ark Encounter in Kentucky.
The Freethinkers wanted the message to say: “Genocide and Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 years of myths.”
Oponents also questioned whether the project would be allowed to participate in a state program that rebates part of the
sales taxes generated by tourist attractions. However U.S. District Judge Greg Van Tatenhove affirmed the Ark Encounter’s right to participate in the program.
Imagine the Titanic minus the smokestacks, framed out of timber rather than iron. Imagine ... it’s home to 2,000 seasick animals,
a handful of teenage dinosaurs and one patriarchal family headed by a 500-year-old man bent on saving the world.