3:35pm ET - Most job applications
require a resume, a cover letter, and, perhaps, a writing sample. However, if you want to work at a new theme
park in Kentucky, you’ll also need a “Salvation testimony,” “Creation belief
statement,” and a “Confirmation of your agreement with the Answers in Genesis
statement of faith.” The biblical themed Ark Encounter Theme Park, led by young-Earth creationist leader Ken Ham,
could benefit from $18.25 million in tax credits and potentially $73 million
more in potential tax breaks. But,
rather than comply with state and federal laws that prohibit government support
for projects that discriminate based on religious beliefs and practices, the
people behind Ark Encounter are arguing that their own religious freedoms are
under attack. Joining us today to talk
about the sinking prospects of the Ark Encounter is Mark Joseph Stern from Slate.com who’s written all about the
controversial theme park, and whether the first amendment will be taken as
literally as the Bible. You can also follow Mark on twitter.
4:35pm ET - According to a new investigation by The New York Times, attorneys general are now the object of aggressive pursuit by lobbyists and lawyers who use campaign contributions, personal appeals at lavish corporate-sponsored conferences and other means to push them to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate favorable settlements or pressure federal regulators. Joining us today to discuss this alarming trend which threatens our justice system is Professor James E. Tierney, the Director of the National State Attorneys General Program, at Columbia Law School and a former Attorney General himself from Maine where he served from 1980 until 1990.
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