Email your Rutherford County represenative.
WE DON'T WANT IT... We moved to a residential area because we didn't want to be by Theme parks, and everything it brings with it. There must be other areas that are not residential that would be just as good. Look a little harder. No matter what we say I'm sure this is a done deal. We the people really do not have any say as to what comes in our community. Blackman has to fight against being annexed and now we have to fight to keep our community residential.
Why don't the reps from Shelbyville sponsor this for their backyards. A Blackman resident who is against the Bible Theme Park.
I agree with tncampers. I bet if this Bible Theme park was to move to their back yard,it wouldn't happen. For those city and county officials who are for it, I bet they dont live anywhere near this park! I'd rather put a police substation in the Blackman area.
Concerned resident of Blackman
Frankly, I must admit to more than a healthy bit of skepticism about this theme park and its backers. I want more information about the people who are proposing this park and what kind of guarantees they are offering that the park will be developed as described. This whole project seems to been accepted without the necessary due diligence needed to make sure this is no scam. And what about holding hearings or making presentations before the people who would be most affected by the project, the residents of the Blackman community.
we do not need this theme park. Let some other community have it.
If our state representatives put this much effort into an Adequate Facilities Tax which would have growth pay for growth than we would have had by now and perhaps would not have to worry about our property taxes going up this year. Instead, they want to focus on special tax breaks for a theme park which would essentially use potential tax dollars which could be used to build schools to instead be used to help a developer pay for this theme park.
Initially I was against this idea of the theme park, but the more thought I have given it, it may not be bad. If the theme park is able to sway even a handful of kids into a more religious lifestyle and closer to God then it is worth the price. What price do we place on a single child's soul. For the rest of us that don't want it for whatever reason, we can all bite our portion of the bullet for the better good.
This project is not about sending a message or seeks to save a "child's soul." The developer is very clear about this. If this project was about religion as youd escribe, there would be no TIF financing making it's way through the Senate.
Everyone needs to understand this is an entertainment park according to the developer. That is the sould and only focus of the project according to the developer. He is not out to save souls.
Its not about souls, its about the almighty dollar! Once again the peoples government has sold us out. And they wonder why people do not vote?
For the record I have emailed Donna Rowland (State Rep) and Terry Gooch (county commisioner representing the Blackman District). BOTH are opposed to the park.
I really don't think everything is a done deal if we voice our oppinions. FYI - The Rutherford County web site lists phone numbers for the County Commisioners.
Just wanted to pass this along.
MyVoice-souls have no price, but tickets to the park sure will.
So where will the following go?:
trash from the park
I'm with you on a child's soul and where your heart is, but the amount of money people will lose on property values will far exceed the price of admission. Then what kind of impression will the park leave? Your stuck in a house (because nobody will buy it and the owner loses money) that is within earshot of a theme park nobody wants.
You call this a blessing?
You people and your bible park support makes me sick. I think if we have a bible park I'll open up "Satan's Big Fun Time Land" and spout my ludicrous beliefs to one and all. Murfreesboro is a great small town, don't ruin it with religious bigotry gone Disney.