AiG to Purchase Majority Stake in SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Orlando, FL, USA (April 1, 2014) — At a press conference this morning at the entrance to SeaWorld, AiG announced plans to acquire up to an 80% stake in Orlando-based SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS).  The acquisition, made possible by an anonymous $800 million investment in AiG’s GEOS2 fund, is expected to be completed by the end of the month, pending SEC approval.

Regarding concerns over pending legislation in California to end killer whale performances at the chain’s San Diego park, AiG President and CEO Ken Ham remarked: “We’re not concerned.  In Genesis 1:26, God gave man dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth.  So if man wants a whale to do a back flip, then God’s going to make that whale do that back flip, because the Law of God supersedes the laws of man.”

Beginning in September, AiG specialists will begin combing through SeaWorld and Busch Gardens’ animal collections for the most potentially fruitful pairs of animals.  With a full scale replica of Noah’s biblical ark under construction, relocation of these breeding pairs to AiG’s Kentucky Ark facility will begin at the start of 2015.

“Our biblical scholars tell us that a new worldwide flood is coming,” said Ham. “And thanks to our acquisition of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks, many of the animal species of the world will now be saved, just like God commanded.”

The acquisition of the parks has brought a new addition to the Ark project: refrigeration units for SeaWorld’s penguins.  According to Ham: “We only need two of each kind.  The rest, from what I’ve been told, are really good swimmers.”

Those interested in helping to fund construction of the Ark can do so through AiG’s Second Global Eradication of Sinners campaign, or GEOS2, at arkencounter.com/donate

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ABOUT AiG

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. It focuses particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. AiG also desires to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seeks to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth (and even older universe).

AiG teaches that “facts” don’t speak for themselves, but must be interpreted. That is, there aren’t separate sets of “evidences” for evolution and creation—we all deal with the same evidence (we all live on the same earth, have the same fossils, observe the same animals, etc.). The difference lies in how people interpret what they study. The Bible—the “history book of the universe”—provides a reliable, eye-witness account of the beginning of all things, and can be trusted to tell the truth in all areas it touches on. Therefore, people are able to use it to help themselves make sense of this present world. When properly understood, the “evidence” confirms the biblical account.

AiG operates the Creation Museum in Petersberg, KY, USA and is constructing a full scale replica of Noah’s Ark at Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY, USA.