Noah’s Ark Theme Park Wants to Hire Christians, College Reviews Homosexuality Policy

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Here’s what you need to know in news for Oct. 13:

Noah’s Ark Theme Park Wants to Hire Bible-Believers

The developer of a Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky says he wants to hire employees who believe in the biblical flood.

State officials, however, have said that he could lose tax credits if he does so.

Ark Encounter is set to open in 2016 in Williamston, Kentucky.

“We’re hoping the state takes a hard look at their position, and changes their position so it doesn’t go further than this,” Ark Encounter’s Executive President Mike Zovath told Reuters.

Christian College Reviews Homosexuality Policy

A Christian college in Massachusetts will review its policy that prohibits homosexual behavior after a local accreditation board criticized the policy.

Gordon College’s policy forbids fornication, drunkenness, profanity and lying.

“At its meeting on September 18, 2014, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education considered whether Gordon College’s traditional inclusion of ‘homosexual practice’ as a forbidden activity in its Statement on Life and Conduct was contrary to the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation,” the statement outlined.

Priest Released by Syrian Rebels

A Franciscan priest who was taken by rebels in Syria has been released, according to reports.

“Father Hanna Jallouf has been released this morning… he is under house arrest at the convent of Qunyeh,” the Franciscan order said in a statement.

Jallouf was taken by the Islamic Nusra Front, a rebel group. He was taken from a Christian village in Syria on Oct. 5.

Twenty other Christians were also taken that day.

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