Monday, June 16, 2008

Oh, Crud.

If you've been reading this blog for more than a couple of weeks, you may recall my mentioning the proposed creation of a Bible-based theme park near where I live. The debate over said park has been fierce, but interesting, as the opposition doesn't want to appear to go against the Bible, per se. So the argument has been over parking, congestion, strain on resources, destruction of farm land, and so forth. In the end, Rutherford County voted to nix the idea. No problem, the developers said, we'll just go to Davidson county (yep, that's the one I live in!) and try there.

Well, now the news is even worse. According to an article in this morning's Tennessean, we could be looking at not one, but TWO Bible theme parks.

Trinity Broadcasting Network, home of Paul and Jan Crouch(she of the many colored wigs) and Benny Hinn, et al., is proposing to move some of its exhibits from The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida to Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN.

Despite market analysts saying that now is a really bad time to start a venture like this, and the incredibly bad track record of religious theme parks in the United States (The Holy Land Experience is the ONLY operating theme park left; all the rest have long since shut their doors), the developers from both sides say that Middle Tennesee can and will support the ventures, both in terms of attendance and economic support. You can read the whole article here.

As for me, though, I'm just chalking this up to one more reason to leave Tennessee!

1 comment:

Caron said...

ugh is right... used to live there...

check out the demo, "A Call for Discernment" @ for more on Hinn and the likes...

and hang in there :)