Tri-State Freethinkers to Protest Ark Encounter


Tri-State Freethinkers to Protest Ark Encounter and Rally for Science and Reason Afterwards

Tri-State Freethinkers will protest the grand opening of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY on July 7 at 10am.  Joining them will be American Atheists, Secular Coalition of America, Freedom from Religion, United Coalition of Reason, Secular Student Alliance, Kentucky Secular Coalition, and Young Skeptics.  Their controversial “Genocide and Incest Park” billboard will be displayed for one day at the protest on July 7th.

“Their mission is anti-science, the story is immoral, and they practice discriminatory hiring practices while receiving up to $18 M in state tax incentives. We are making a stand for equal rights and the separation of church and state” said Jim G. Helton, President of the Tri-State Freethinkers.  

Following the protest, Tri-State Freethinkers will host a Rally for Science and Reason at the University of Cincinnati at 7pm. The Rally will feature national speakers to celebrate the importance of science education, freethought, critical thinking, and the importance of challenging religious fundamentalism.  The event is free but seating is limited. Please RSVP in advance .

Tri-State Freethinkers launched a successful crowdfunding campaign and raised over $10,000 to put up a billboard which depicts the Noah’s Ark based theme park as a “Genocide and Incest Park”. They have been unable to find a company willing to put up the billboard.

The Ark Encounter is a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark that Ken Ham will use as an “evangelical tool” to expand on Answers in Genesis’ mission to teach and promote creationism as an alternative to evolution. 

Full details on the protest, rally and information about Tri-State Freethinkers is available at

About the Tri-State Freethinkers
Tri-State Freethinkers is a social, academic, and activist group with over 1500 members in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. They are advocates for equal rights and the separation of church and state. They empower members to make positive change by giving back to the community. They encourage critical thinking and decisions based on facts, logic and reason, not superstitions, myths, or dogma.

Star Trek’s Q (John de Lancie) speaks at Reason Rally

John_de_Lancie_casualOn a hot, humid Saturday in Washington DC, John de Lancie expressed his views on the negative effects of religious indoctrination on science.

His thought-provoking presentation did include some heartbreaking points, though. His story about students at a college he had visited should fill you with dread for the future of our nation.

Science Denier Hall of Shame would like to remind you, however, that it’s not too late! Learn all you can about real science and teach your children to do the same. All is not lost; it’s ours to lose.


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Tri-State Freethinkers warn Youngstown City School District

May 23, 2016tsf

For Immediate Release

Tri-State Freethinkers warn Youngstown City School District:

Intelligent Design has no place in classroom

Cincinnati, OH – Tri-State Freethinkers have written a letter to Interim Superintendent, Stephen Stohla, regarding a lesson plan discovered on their school district web server that directs students in the study of Intelligent Design and its contrast to Evolution. Both the Supreme Court and Federal Courts have repeatedly and consistently rejected the promotion of creationism and intelligent design in public schools, even when proposed as an “alternative theory” as it appears Youngstown City School District intends to do. Read more Tri-State Freethinkers warn Youngstown City School District