Protesters gather outside Ark Encounter for two-year anniversary

GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – On Saturday the Ark Encounter celebrated its two-year anniversary.

As hundreds of people made their way inside to visit the Ark, just outside the entrance, around 150 protesters gathered for a rally and march.

Saturday’s protest was put on by the Tri-State Freethinkers. Jim Helton is one of the co-founders of the group.

“Our goal is to change the law so that it is equality for everybody,” explained Helton. “That we can’t use religion to discriminate.”

People from different states and around the country participated in the rally. Seth Andrews traveled from Oklahoma.

“We want to remind people that the Noah story and the story of sinful humanity, this is not rooted in reality,” said Andrews. “It’s not rooted in fact. It’s not rooted in the evidence. We want to be about better things, about humanism and humanity.”

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