$1 Million Boost for Creationist

Agape Press reports on a boost for Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham and his Answers in Genesis ministry:

Relying primarily on thousands of donations under $100, the Christian apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG) has been constructing the Creation Museum, a $25 million project near Cincinnati, Ohio. Imagine their surprise — as well as shouts of joy and prayers of thanksgiving — when a Colorado foundation recently made a one-million-dollar donation to the project.

The $1 million donation was provided by the Christian Community Foundation of Colorado, one of a number of charities currently prospering in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported in June:

Christian Community Foundation, a locally based group of 500 donors, has more than doubled its assets in the past five years, from $67 million in 2001 to $172 million in 2005, according to John Mulder, president.

“In our 25-year history, our past five years of charitable activity have approached the total for our first 20 years,” he said.

Mulder cited donors’ ability to see the positive impact of their dollars as the reason for the growth.

And here is that “positive impact”: