PETERSBURG, Ky., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky have raised $14 million towards their goal of a $25 million building fund.
And a great deal of the contributions for the monument to fundamentalists' belief in a six-day creation has come in reaction to what officials of the sponsoring group, Answers in Genesis, characterize as the contempt of secular journalists, the Cincinnati Post said Friday.
"Three years ago we got a phone call from a businessman who said, 'I really don't know who you are, but I've been watching the press accounts attacking the ministry,'" said AIG vice president Mary Looy.
"(The businessman) said, 'You must be doing something right to get all that opposition,' and he sent us a million dollars."
The money went straight in the Creation Museum fund and helped push its total to $14 million on its way to a projected $25 million.
Looy also noted -- almost cheerfully -- that the museum, to be built four miles west of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, was ridiculed this week by Maureen Dowd in her New York Times column.