Earlier this week, I received one of my usual spammy job listings emails. You know, the head hunter types that have job potentials to check out since my “skill set matches what the employer is looking for.” Naturally, I never look at such emails because I am completely satisfied working for the postal service. Just ignore my head shaking in disagreement as I say that. Still, I noticed a company in the subject line of the email that caught my attention, and at first, I’d thought I wasn’t reading it correctly, so I opened the correspondence and was dumbfounded to see I hadn’t read it wrong at all. Indeed, Answers In Genesis was hiring, and I apparently seemed to be a matching candidate.Now being the adventurous girl that I am, and after much online prodding from some fellow adventurous friends, I went ahead and applied. I was curious to see if the stories were true about the whole religious nature of the application. I was under the impression they (AIG) were no longer doing such things since they’d burned their tax rebate incentives. Or at least, they were going to tone it down from demanding a statement of faith, a church reference, and a reference including at least one Christian. This is just the basic volunteer application. It’s a wonder there wasn’t a demand for genetic coding to check for direct linkage to King David.
As I started the online employment application, I quickly realized that the volunteer form was just the tip of the iceberg, and I hope State officials deciding the struggling Ark Park’s fate take a cleaver to the beast once and for all. Check this out. Now this is an application for the AIG offices or the Creation Museum, not the Ark Park, and everything I show here is completely legal. On the initial application page, it seems pretty innocuous with run of the mill questions. Are you 18 or older? Do you have a high school diploma? Have you read our statement of faith? Do you agree with our statement of faith 100%? W-w-w-hat?I didn’t see a link anywhere to read this statement bit, but I figure it was the usual run of the mill “do you believe our version of gawd” speech and faked it. You have to choose yes or no. If you don’t you cannot complete the application, and I am sure a no vote filters you out.
Now, the next page was the usual equal opportunity to hire bit. Or at least, I thought it was at first until I read all the way through the list of...Read more here on my blog The Bluegrass Skeptic...