CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Answers in Genesis, the new $25 million museum that conservative Christians are building to counter Darwin's theory of evolution, has scheduled a "Job Fair" later this week to start recruiting workers for a May 28 opening. To be considered, applicants must submit a resume, their "Christian testimony" and a creation belief statement. The museum is in Kentucky near the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport and defends the Bible's accuracy from its very first verse. A notice about the Job Fair is HERE.
A similar facility, the Museum of Earth History, is already open in Eureka Springs, Ark. Visitors there learn that humans and dinosaurs lived alongside each other and that Noah carried JUVENILE DINOSAURS among the aninals on the Ark. The museum contends full-size dinos would have been too large for the vessel.
Meanwhile, Patrick Crowley, a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter, says the suburban Cincinnati museum has employed the Rev. Billy Graham's spokesman as its public relations consultant.
A. Larry Ross is a high-powered Texas media and public relations consultant with a long list of Christian clients. His company's Web site is HERE and the new relationship between Ross and the museum means a full-court pr campaign is coming in the weeks ahead. Ross' job will be to get Answers In Genesis founder Ken Ham on the national talk shows and cable TV gabfests timed for the May 28 opening.
Answers in Genesis also has ties to Jerry Falwell's LIBERTY UNIVERSITY in Virginia. Students there are required to take a creation course that teaches the literal story of Genesis and the "young earth" beliefs of Answers in Genesis.