After being criticized in a New York Times editorial for crossing the church-state divide, the controversial Ark Encounter has a supporter in state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who is proud the park is being built in his district.

The creationist theme park has been a divisive initiative championed by Governor Steve Beshear, who says it is a job creating opportunity for the state while others have mocked creationist views, criticized the constitutionality and spending priorities in the commonwealth as a result of the project.

From cn|2 Pure Politics (h/t B&P):

According to The Christian Post, park developers have raised over $3 million toward building the life-sized Noah’s Ark.