Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show

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 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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