Ken Ham, creationist, and proprietor of Ark Encounter, a purported modern recreation of the famous boat from Genesis, has blamed Atheists for the park’s failure.

Unwilling to take responsibility for the underwhelming success of his theme park, Mr. Ham is striking out against his usual foils, Atheists, and secularists (he likes to conflate the two, even though they are different things).

Writing on his blog,”The Secularist Media War Against The Ark Continues” Mr. Ham wrote:

Recently, a number of articles in the mainstream media, on blogs, and on well-known secularist group websites have attempted to spread propaganda to brainwash the public into thinking our Ark Encounter attraction is a dismal failure. Sadly, they are influencing business investors and others in such a negative way that they may prevent Grant County, Kentucky, from achieving the economic recovery that its officials and residents have been seeking.Why so many lies and misinformation? Simply because we are in a spiritual battle, and the intolerant secularists are so upset with such world-class attraction like the Ark (and Creation Museum) that publicly proclaim a Christian message. They will resort to whatever tactics they deem necessary to try to malign the attractions.

Mr. Ham received millions in state funding for a theme park with an overtly sectarian Christian purpose. Those who work there are forced to make religious affirmations against sex and homosexuality. All of the Ark’s workers must be Christian.

While it is easy to blame others for one’s own failures, it would be more in alignment with Mr. Ham’s conservative belief system to take some personal responsibility.