More than 100 protest against proposed Bible park

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 100 people rallied against a proposed Bible-themed amusement park near Murfreesboro and have scheduled several more protest.

The group protested in the parking lot of Blackman United Methodist Church on Saturday, asking friends and neighbors to speak out against the proposed park and show up at park meetings in the coming months.

The developers have identified an area west of Murfreesboro near Interstate 24 as the location to build the 200-acre Bible Park USA. The site is located about 35 miles southeast of Nashville.

The park is expected to attract 1.3 million visitors a year and residents are concerned about traffic and noise.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by misty Location: Louisville on Mar 31, 2008 at 07:47 PM
    We need God in this day and time. No one is making you go. We need to stand up and stop the madness. Freedom of speech and religion.
  • by Larry on Mar 31, 2008 at 03:15 PM
    Discrimination? lol id like to see the uproar if someone even hinted at building a Wiccan park or something similar. Just look at how they acted over Harry Potter and Golden Compass.
  • by chris on Mar 31, 2008 at 05:39 AM
    Is it because the park will have a bibical theme or is it any type of park? The article does not say. If it is because it is bibical in nature that is discrimination or maybe fear of some kind. If anyone knows, a post here would be welcome.
  • by Deenie Location: E.TN on Mar 30, 2008 at 05:58 PM
    Dollywood, I have heard, needs some competition. Too many visitors, not enough to do. Great area to concentrate on if Murfreesboro doesn't want extra area income.

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