Zoo-Creation Museum’s Tangled Web

Cincinnati strikes again! I’ve lived here since 1976 and the controversies in the city continue to amaze me.

For those who don’t know, the Cincinnati Zoo and the Creation Museum had a joint promotion for their holiday celebrations: the zoo’s Festival of Lights and the museum’s Bethlehem’s Blessing. Due to pressure from a variety of sources, the zoo pulled out of the venture.

First of all, in terms of the content they represent, these two organizations are polar opposites. One side of me praises the joint promotion about the holidays as to attract admissions. It was good to see two divisive organizations work together. On the other side of the coin, a big “What?” screamed in my head.

Instead of pontificating my point of view on this situation (and I do have one), I’m providing some links for interested parties. Of course reading the comments is a trip in itself.