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Tourism agency revises its description of the creation "museum"


After receiving criticism for describing Answers in Genesis's recently opened Creation Museum in northern Kentucky as aiming to "counter evolutionary natural history museums that turn countless minds against Christ and Scripture," the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau quietly revised its website, as the Cincinnati Enquirer reports [Link broken] (September 1, 2007). The museum is now described as offering "[a] walk through history via the pages of the Bible -- exploring how scripture provides an eye-witness account of the beginning of all things." The head of the Kentucky Paleontological Society, Daniel Phelps, commented, "Well, at least it's not inflammatory ... I worry about separation of church and state, but at the same time, it is a local tourist attraction, so it's probably not something we should be concerned about anymore." It was Phelps whose protest of the tourism agency's previous description of the museum sparked the controversy. Neither representatives of the tourism agency nor spokespeople for Answers in Genesis were available for comment, the Enquirer reported.