I know that some vocal American evangelicals like playing the victim in their talking points, claiming that denying them the right to discriminate in non-private settings is a horrible miscarriage of justice. (In other words, fuck the actual "treat others as you want to be treated" bullshit from that stupid Jesus guy, especially if that clown stands in the way of our discriminating.) Ken Ham has been trying to expand his Creationism Museum, building an Ark Park based around Noah's ark. He hasn't had success in raising the funds, finally trying to sell unrated junk bonds which contain *no* guarantee that bondholders will receive back any money whatsoever. In other words, no one believes it's a sound investment. However, he did get the state to agree to tax incentives and tax breaks. As part of the tourism agreement signed to get those public funds: But now, it appears that he won't be getting tax breaks or state funding... because he discriminates against workers based on their religion. Ark Encounter Job Listing Requiring Based on the decision to discriminate based on an applicant's religion (religious beliefs being protected under the Constitution, and much admired by Fox News and the Christian Right as long as you're the right faith), the Ark Park will be ineligible for tax breaks and public funding of their viewpoints. I like in particular that they apparently lied on their application. Did they intentionally lie at that point, or did they decide to prove their word was worthless after giving it? Either way, it's a great demonstration of how deep their honesty goes. So... should an employer who receives state funds and tax breaks be allowed to discriminate on the basis of religion?