On WFPL’s State of Affairs, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson said the statues that would grant tax breaks to the proposed Ark Encounter theme park “cut both ways.” The state can’t deny the breaks outright because the park is religious. However, the park must follow all state operating, hiring and anti-discrimination laws in order to receive the breaks. When a caller asked whether he thought the park would hurt Kentucky’s image, Abramson said he likely share’s the caller’s logic, but the state can’t judge the park based on its image for the commonwealth.
That transitioned into a conversation about Louisville’s differences with the rest of the state.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Jerry Abramson talks about Theme Park
Outgoing Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson was asked recently about state money going towards that horrible theme park that mocks religion.