Kent Hovind, Creationist, must like jail a lot

He just does not get the message – you are not above the PEOPLE’S law, dude.

‘Dr. Dino’ facing new legal woes.

A Pensacola evangelist known as Doctor Dino has long maintained that all of his ministry’s finances and property belong not to him, but to God, and that the Almighty’s belongings are not subject to humanity’s tax laws.

Naturally, the federal government disagrees with the good doctor, and in 2006 Kent Hovind was sentenced to a decade in prison for failing to report some $430,000 in taxable income and employee wages.

According to an Oct. 21 federal indictment filed against Hovind and Paul John Hansen — a Nebraska man known for his vigorous opposition of government tax and property laws — the duo has been charged with mail fraud and criminal contempt for interfering with the sale of Pensacola properties Hovind was forced to forfeit as a result of the 2006 case.

The indictment says that in 2011, Hansen filed liens on nine of Hovind’s forfeited properties on North Palafox Street, Cummings Road and Oleander Drive.

Hovind is scheduled to stand trial in Pensacola on Dec. 1, according to court records.

Fine by me if Hovind stays in jail though he still causes trouble there, such as filing a lawsuit against a website. The federal government found that Hovinds organization, which promoted young-earth Creationism, was not properly licensed or registered as a nonprofit, which resulted in his original legal troubles. As we see, that continues since he doesn’t like the Tax code either.


By the way, Hovind is NOT a doctor in any professional sense, being awarded his degrees by correspondence from unaccredited universities. By that comparison, I have doctorates in Cryptozoology and Parapsychology from Thunderwood College. Call me Dr. Hill.

  12 comments for “Kent Hovind, Creationist, must like jail a lot

  1. Edward
    November 9, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Thank you, Dr. Hill, for a great post! It seems that the more religious people consider themselves to be, the more criminally they behave. If there is a heaven, it is full of atheists, because they are the only ones who don’t justify their crimes in the name of a god. And hell will full of believers because they do justify their crimes in the name of a god. And their crimes know no limit.

  2. Headless Unicorn Guy
    November 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    By the way, Hovind is NOT a doctor in any professional sense, being awarded his degrees by correspondence from unaccredited universities.

    Or Honorary Doctorates from Fundyland. A lot of Fundy bigwigs have all-Honorary Doctorates, awarded by other Fundy bigwigs using the Larry-Moe-Curly method:

    Reverend Larry awards Reverend Moe an Honorary Doctorate.
    Reverend Moe awards Reverend Curly an Honorary Doctorate.
    Reverend Curly awards Reverend Larry an Honorary Doctorate.

    If you hear a Fundy (such as a radio preacher) not only claiming a Doctorate but very much in love with his “Dr” title, assume it’s Honorary until proven otherwise. The REAL Doctorates don’t brag about their degrees like that.

  3. Chris Howard
    November 9, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    So, my guess is he’s choosing to ignore the “render unto Caesar…” bit in the Bible?

  4. Mark Richards
    November 10, 2014 at 5:45 AM

    Some even end up respected members of the establishment after a lifetime of terrorist rabble-rousing.

  5. MisterNeutron
    November 10, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    The religious faithful and tax protesters share one common characteristic, and it makes Hovind’s actions with regard to the tax authorities completely consistent with his religious activities. Both groups engage in childish “magical thinking,” believing that if they simply recite the proper incantations and use the correct phrases, god will grant their wishes (the faithful) and the IRS will be instantly struck powerless to deal with them (the tax protesters). It’s the same mindset in both cases, evincing an inability (or unwillingness) to grasp how the real world operates.

    Little children resort to this strategy because they lack power, and because they haven’t had time to learn how things really work. Some people, alas, never outgrow it.

  6. Adam
    November 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    On the entertainment scale, tax avoiding whackos always score a 9 or 10. They never learn and that’s part of the fun when they (repeatedly) receive their comeuppance.

  7. ChristineRose
    November 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    No, he’s just redefining all his stuff as “God’s.” Hence no rendering unto Caesar.

    That passage has been read both as “pay the damn taxes” and “don’t pay the taxes” but I think the most coherent reading is that Jesus had told his followers privately that they didn’t need to pay taxes because God was the real owner of stuff. The questioner was hoping to turn him in to the Romans but Jesus deftly came with an answer that meant one thing to outsiders and another to insiders. Whether that’s the real intent or not, I’ll bet you a banana and a jar of all-natural peanut butter that this is Kent’s interpretation.

  8. Tony
    November 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Whatever happened to “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”? Hovind must read the same version of the New Testament as Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard did when they wrote their inane “Killing Jesus.”

  9. Mike C.
    November 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    It seems, the more religious they are, the more arrogant and self-righteous they are.

  10. the14thListener
    November 10, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    I’m so glad to have discovered Thunderwood College thanks to this post. I’m disappointed I don’t have the freedom to make up a concentration in Interplanetary Trade for an MFA degree.

  11. Bill T.
    November 10, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Most damning criticism I’ve ever read on Hovind.

    Um, wait a minute, maybe this SPAM. Moderator?

  12. lawn
    November 12, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Thanks for the link; I now have PhDs in Baraminology and Intelligent Design. Now I’m off to apply for tenure at the ICR.

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