Trial Begins for Imprisoned Evolutionary Foe Fighting New Charge, Possible Life Behind Bars

HovindPENSACOLA, Fla. – An imprisoned creation science evangelist and Baptist minister who refuted evolutionary theory and who has served eight years of a ten-year prison sentence faced trial in Florida today as he fights a new charge that could put him behind bars for life.

Kent Hovind, the founder of Creation Science Evangelism out of Pensacola, Florida, has been incarcerated since 2007 over 58 federal counts, 45 of which centered on alleged “structuring,” a term that refers to breaking up one’s banking transactions into smaller amounts in order to avoid reporting.

In regard to Hovind’s specific charges, the minister and his wife had made dozens of cash withdrawals of just over $9,000 each over a year’s time, and the government asserted that he was attempting to “obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws.” However, Hovind said that he paid for his ministry expenses in cash and was not seeking to evade any laws.

On a blog dedicated to Hovind’s defense, an unidentified banker who supports the evangelist further explained the situation.

“The government selected the top 45 withdrawals (out of hundreds) and claimed each one was a separate and distinct violation, even though none of them were more than $10,000 and no two were on the same day,” he wrote. “They also have no connection with drugs or any other illegal activity. The four times [the Hovinds] withdraw over $10,000 a CTR was filled out but those withdrawals were never charged.”

“By this twisted logic,” he continued, “If you deposit or withdrew $500 from your own bank account every week for 21 weeks, you could be arrested and charged with 21 counts of structuring because the amount went over $10,000. You could be fined $5,250,000 and sentenced to 105 years in prison (even though you never had the $10,000 in your account at any one time and the money was not earned or spent illegally)!”

The government also leveled tax evasion charges against Hovind, who traveled the nation presenting talks about science and the Bible, as he had considered his ministry to be a church and considered himself to be a minister. Churches are not required to file taxes and are automatically exempt under the law.

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But an official with Pensacola Christian College reported Hovind to the IRS, which concluded that those at Creation Science Evangelism did not technically consider the ministry to be their church. The government likewise did not believe Hovind when he said that those who served with him were missionaries but not employees. Hovind also stated that he did not receive any personal compensation from the ministry.

The IRS subsequently ordered Hovind to pay taxes as it would not permit Creation Science Evangelism to be classified as a church, and since it was not registered as a non-profit organization with the government entity.

In 2004, Hovind’s home was raided by IRS agents, and tax liens were placed against his property in the amount of $504,957.24. He filed three separate lawsuits against the government in an attempt to stop the proceedings, which he viewed as harassment, but was unsuccessful.

In 2006, the case went to trial, and a jury convicted him on all 58 counts. His wife, Jo Delia, was convicted on 44 counts. In January 2007, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and remains incarcerated to this day.

Public opinion about the matter has been mixed, as some state that Hovind was wrongfully imprisoned or that his punishment was too severe. An online effort simply known as “Free Kent Hovind” exists to help seek the release of the evolutionary foe.

Hovind has been seeking to contest the lien against his property from behind bars, but now is facing mail fraud charges for doing so—charges which if convicted could keep him in prison for life. His trial began today in Pensacola before Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers, who presided over his original trial in 2006.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, about a dozen supporters—some from as far away as Texas, Ohio and Colorado—stood outside of the courthouse with signs urging the government to “Free Kent.”

“We pray for justice that Kent be liberated at the shame of the government,” supporter Alan Hoyle, told the outlet. “They’ve persecuted a non-violent person who has done no wrong.”


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  • D. Barnes

    You can be assured that more of this will occur in the future as the “government” ramps up its persecution of Christians.

    • Paul Hiett

      Let me get this straight…the Pensacola CHRISTIAN College reported Hind, and you think it’s a case of Christian persecution?

      • http://danbel.webspawner.com Dan Beliveau

        Should be noted that not all people or organizations who call themselves Christian are. Since many “Christians” are turning away from the Bible It would be good to learn about them first. Good example is the the Chislom Minister Rick Warren.

        • Paul Hiett

          The point is, this is clearly NOT a case of Christians being persecuted. “Good” Christians at Pensacola Christian College saw someone breaking the law, and did the right thing. Rather than applaud them for doing the right thing, they’re now being accused of persecuting a Christian? Hardly seems logical…

          • http://danbel.webspawner.com Dan Beliveau

            I said no such thing. I said “Since many “Christians” are turning away from the Bible It would be good to learn about them first.” You don’t know if they are “good Christians” or liberals using the name, anymore than I do. I watched Kent Hovand for years and learned many things from him. If he is truly guilty of breaking the law, than so be it.

            But It would be nice to see Al Sharpton face the same trial since he is having problems with millions in back taxes. Selective enforcement is dangerous. And is done many times by people abusing their authority…

            Bringing someone down just because we don’t like their position has been happening since the beginning. Sometime for the correct reasons and sometimes out of just plain evilness.

          • Paul Hiett

            D Barnes did say that though, which is what my original point addressed.

            And yes, Sharpton should probably be in jail too, but that isn’t a race issue, as I am sure some will say.

            Hovind is just another criminal…his religious beliefs have nothing to do with that.

          • http://danbel.webspawner.com Dan Beliveau

            I never said anything about race. You liberal race baiting scum! Is that all you can come up with? And you are dead wrong his religious beliefs have a lot to do with it.

            He has fought the secular establishment for years. And people like you don’t want someone around who can disprove them.

          • Paul Hiett

            *sigh*

            Calm down Dan, I wasn’t referring to anything you said…I was making a parallel point, that if Sharpton went to jail over taxes, some people would make it a race issue.

            You sure are touchy.

            And no, I’m not wrong, his religious beliefs have nothing to do with him breaking the law. Sure, he may try and hide behind his beliefs, which people like you are buying into, but that’s not why he’s in jail.

          • Mike

            We don’t know the particulars of Sharpton’s case, but the key difference is that he has fully cooperated with the IRS to pay the taxes owed. But unless he did something outright illegal (like Hovind’s structuring, and deliberately failing to withhold payroll taxes) then no, he doesn’t deserve jail time.

          • happylada

            SRY – Sharpton STILL owed 4.5 MILLION. He cooperated ONLY in the fraud of using rent controlled residential properties as his offices as I remember it. The guy is obama’s pal and will NEVER pay his debt to the Govt OR society

          • MrPlutodog

            You’re thinking of the wrong black fellow, happylada. That would be Congressman Charles Rangel. Of course they all look alike to some folks.

          • Mike

            The difference is that Al Sharpton isn’t a tax protester. When the IRS came a-calling looking for their taxes, he cooperated, and worked out a plan to pay off what he owes. The IRS does this all the time. Many tax-delinquents avoid jail time by cooperating with the authorities.

            Kent Hovind, on the other hand, still refuses to acknowledge he owes any taxes, even though the law has been made perfectly clear to him, both before he was arrested and after. He had plenty of opportunity to avoid jail time, but he chose not to take it.

            Ironically, if he had only followed the same procedures as his son does today, his tax burden would have been extremely low (when compared to non-religious businesses). The man is a fool as well as a criminal. He has only himself to blame.

          • http://danbel.webspawner.com Dan Beliveau

            Thank you

          • ttoe

            The left wing is very skilled at skirting the law and getting away with it.

            This is demonstrated by how often they get caught, and still stay out of trouble.

            The right wing isn’t quite so skilled as it seems anyone that tries to skirt the law, not only do they lose out, but they lose everything.

            And that makes sense, because God holds the righteous to a higher accountability.

          • MrPlutodog

            Nonsense. Folks on the right and the left get involved in criminal activities and some get away with it, many don’t. I’d go find you a bunch of cases that prove that but why bother? The facts don’t seem to matter for Hovindicators.

          • happylada

            Look up your facts – you are wrong.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            His ministry is a church – made of the body of believes in Christ – and he has no commandment to register it at all.

            Your support of the BEAST damns your soul, Mikey.

          • Weary Warrior

            Even a banker saw no problem with the Hovinds’ cash withdrawals. Something is fishy with this prosecution.

          • MrPlutodog

            The anonymous “banker” told a silly story that he did NOT back up.

          • Dennis Evans

            There are no “good” people. Christians or otherwise. We ALL have fallen short of the glory of God. And why would you stand for the college “Christians” instead of Kent, having no intimate knowledge of either persons. The fact that people like yourself choose to side with the aggressors is a very telling anecdote to a sordid story.

        • Bill

          well said!

        • ttoe

          Based on what would you say Rick Warren is turning away from the Bible?

          • http://danbel.webspawner.com Dan Beliveau

            Warren says Pope Francis is the Pope of all Christians. Not Possible unless your a Catholic. Warren ” For instance, um, Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis, Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. Ok? The Dessert Fathers, St. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila. All of these great, classic devotional works. Any one of them—I just realized that in order to be timeless you have to be eternal.” Warren Speaking about when he was writing the purpose driven life. Thomas Kempis, Brother Lawrence, St. John of the Cross, Theresa of Avilla are all Roman Catholic mystics.

            There is much more but I hope this helps. https://theapologetic.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/is-rick-warren-a-false-teacher/

          • http://danbel.webspawner.com Dan Beliveau

            One thing I would add to this. Warren has made comments about Islam and Christianity serving the same god. God is God and Allah is Satanic. the two are not even close to being the same. Look at how each explains God. Christianity God is love and Islam Allah the deceiver [there name].

      • Weary Warrior

        The college didn’t report him, an individual did. There may have been some personal issues.

        • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

          The VP witch of the college did. She reported brother Kent as VP of that false entity.

      • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

        The IRS Rewards false accusers… I wonder how much fake christian rebecca horton made playing judas?.. : http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/18/irs-reward-false-accusers-throwing-kent-hovind-prison/

        • MrPlutodog

          False accusers? He was convicted in court on the facts by 12 of his fellow citizens. Fantasies to the contrary notwithstanding.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            Jesus and the apostles and Christians were “convicted” by their “peers”. Blessed r those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

            Cursed are those who justify the wicked, the BEASTs.

        • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

          Thank u for posting that witch’s name: REBECCA HORTON. Let her name be remembered forever as a modern JUDAS.

      • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

        Knock Knock… is anyone there?

        CRIMINALS PROSECUTING KENT HOVIND: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/25/breaking-criminals-prosecuting-kent-hovind-in-usa-vs-kent-hovind-case-march-2nd/

        PROSECUTOR J. Ryan Love Protects Violent Felon Working for ATF: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/24/j-ryan-love-protects-felon-as-new-prosecutor-in-usa-vs-kent-hovind-court-case/

        PROSECUTOR SILENCING JURY AND EVIDENCE: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/18/prosecutor-silence-jury-evidence-kent-hovind-case/

        1- PROOF: Letters from professionals absolve Kent Hovind from all wrong-doing: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/14/proof-letters-absolving-kent-hovind-irs-illegally-imprisonment/

        2 – PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers caught altering court transcript: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/03/urgent-proof-judge-margaret-casey-rodgers-rape-comment/

        3 -PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers is anti-christian and bias: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/02/shocking-speech-judge-margaret-casey-rodgers-just-sentencing/

        4- PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers anti-christian Judge: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/01/31/kent-hovind-case-irs-al-sharpton-anti-christian-judge/

        4 – PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers pre-judged Kent calling him the ‘HEAD OF A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION’: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/02/shocking-speech-judge-margaret-casey-rodgers-just-sentencing/

        5 – PROOF: Sexual deviant, immoral and mentally-ill people imprisoned Kent Hovind: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/02/20-facts-proving-immoral-deviants-imprisoned-kent-hovind/

        6 – IRS arrest and seize over $19k from widowed senior citizen http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/12/ben-swann-irs-arrest-senior-citizen-structuring/

        7 – IRS caught stealing a quarter of a billion from American people: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/17/irs-illegally-stole-quarter-billion-americans-free-kent-hovind/

        8 – IRS apologizes for abusing their laws: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/11/irs-apologetic-tactical-retreat-structuring-laws-designed-drug-dealers/

        9 – Congress furious with the IRS for targeting Christian Americans: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/16/report-congress-furious-irs-targeting-christian-americans/

        10 – New AG Loretta Lynch caught protecting drug money launderers and terrorists: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/16/new-ag-lynch-protects-drug-money-launderers-terrorists/

        • MrPlutodog

          You’ve not a clue of what constitutes actual proof, do ya?

          • happylada

            And I suppose YOU do?

          • MrPlutodog

            Yes, happy, I do. And I have more than a clue about what’s relevant evidence and what’s irrelevant, hearsay, etc. I’ve actually looked into it, studied quite a few cases, hung out with and heard, read the detailed analysis of qualified lawyers and others who are involved with the law and the courts. And I’ve read the trial transcript on Hovind’s prior conviction and the associated exhibits. Have YOU?

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            Ha. The trial transcript was criminally ALTERED by the BEASTs. Have you noted that criminal action on the part of the “authorities” aka antiChrsts?

        • just bob

          Kent got what he deserved he is a tax cheat. This is not an conspiracy theory against christians.

          • happylada

            You know this HOW?

            I thought it was the Devils job to be an accuser of the Brethren – I guess I was wrong – you also work with the devil.

          • MrPlutodog

            Sorry, the brethren are expected to pay attention to civil law too and have the right to an opinion regarding civil crimes that have nothing to do with obeying God and His commands.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            We ought to obey God rather than men. – The Apostles

      • Amanda P.

        Christians know the Bible says never to speak ill of fellow believers in public or behind their backs and never to take their Christian brethren to the heathen courts.

        • MrPlutodog

          Really? Cite chapter and verse for that silliness.

          • MrPlutodog

            Still waiting for your chapter and verse, Amanda.

      • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

        Going to McDonald’s doesn’t make you a disgusting hamburger or McNugget.

        The VP witch of that entity is a JUDAS. Better for her that she was never born.

    • Bill

      I’m a Christian, ( Bible believing,church going kind of Christian), and I don’t break the law. “persecution” isnt the question here. You break the law, you go to jail…

      • Frank

        I forget the technical names for it but I will attempt to describe this as best I can. The article even alludes to this though not specifically. There have been a lot of people and businesses going through the same or similiar situation and have never truly broken the law. They have had their businesses stolen from them by the IRS because they are cash only businesses and the deposits and withdrawals that this article mentions trigger the IRS at times to seize their law abiding legitimate businesses. There have been many news articles on this practice over the years but it still goes on. The IRS can do whatever it wants with no checks and balances… Ie. Lois Lerner and Obama. And regularly does. I don’t know the guy from a hole in the wall but based on this story as written, there is a very probable chance he really didn’t break the law as testified by the banker in the story.

        • MrPlutodog

          Cite some cases, Frank. I’m not saying it never happens but you’re just blowing smoke so far and given that the man is a convicted felon, seeking to find him innocent because some unnamed other supposedly innocents got railroaded is not real logical.

          • Frank

            Put “irs siezing law abiding citizens businesses” into google without quotes and read till your heart is content to give you a start.

          • MrPlutodog

            Again, to start out with, every case is different. Second, the google term you want used is an opinion, bound to bring you to all manner of biased accounts.

          • Frank

            The search term is a search term which is not an opinion but a search term. I am sorry, I had thought maybe you were interested in knowledge and truth. My mistake.

          • MrPlutodog

            The search term by the way it is framed IS looking for biased results. An honest search term would be “IRS Seizes business”. That would bring you balanced results. Clearly, you’re not interested in balance/facts, you’re interested in confirming your own bias, which you label “truth”. Sorry, but that’s pretty basic stuff in the actual truth gathering business.

          • Frank

            You must be an immoral IRS agent that gets their kicks from targeting law abiding citizens.

      • Angel Jabbins

        For the rest of his life?!!!!! Often murderers and rapists don’t even get sentenced to life anymore, and if they do, they get out after a few years to murder and rape again. This is way over the top for tax evasion if you ask me.

        • MrPlutodog

          for a term of time that may last the rest of his life. That’s not a life term. Geez, think.

          • Angel Jabbins

            A term of time that may last the rest of his life is NOT a life term? Does that sentence even make any sense?

          • MrPlutodog

            It does if you have the sense God gave a bumblebee, Angel.

            A murderer can be convicted and sentenced to life in prison if he’s 20 years old or 80 years old (or any age). That prisoner (assuming no parole) will serve his whole life in prison, whether that ends up being 50 years or 1 year. THAT is a life imprisonment sentence.

            A person who happens to be Kent’s age and gets a sentence that is longer than he ends up living is not given a life sentence. All he has to do is live long enough to do his time. Or not. Which ought to help him learn not to violate the law at his age. Whining about the punishment now is stupid.

            People die in prison at younger ages and older ages for all manner of non-life terms. That doesn’t mean they got a life in prison sentence. The claim is emotional, rhetorical, and wrong.

        • ttoe

          He’s not in jail for the rest of his life. Wasn’t it like 2 decades or something?

          • MrPlutodog

            It’s not his property anymore. It was seized through due process of law. The decision is final and he was warned repeatedly to quit messing with that decision with his dogshit lis pendens fraud seeking to prevent the final sale of property that no longer belongs to him — or the scam trusts he set up to try to avoid the taxman.

  • Remnant Israel

    Why is he behind bars? He is no threat to society.

    • Paul Hiett

      Tax evasion often sends people to jail. Pretty common. Not sure why this is considered “religious” news at all, because it has nothing to do with his religious beliefs. He broke the law.

      • bowie1

        Since it is associated with his beliefs it becomes religious news. Besides, Christian websites like this often cover secular news as well if they think it is worthwhile to report.

        • Paul Hiett

          Point well taken. I suppose it’s the way the article reads that slants the story towards a religious facet.

        • MrPlutodog

          Hovind’s doing his best to convince people it’s about his beliefs and you, apparently bought into the BS. It’s about not paying employment taxes (the criminal convictions) and scheming to not do so, fighting every attempt to bring you to do so.

      • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

        Nope, nice try IRS admits churches do not have to pay taxes OR incorporate…

        Now, if you don’t incorporate under government you are persecuted…

        It’s called Communist China

        • Josey

          What did Jesus say about taxes, pay to Caesar what is Caesar and to God what is Gods and then Jesus told Peter to go fishing and the first fish Peter caught was a gold coin in order to pay the tax.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            The church is not the State’s creation: it is GOD’s.

        • MrPlutodog

          That’s just silly. Deliriously so. Hyperbole on that scale is just ridiculous.

        • MrPlutodog

          Churches, no. But Hovindland was not a church. And his felony convictions were for not paying employment taxes which were required and were due and were avoided repeatedly. Y’all are always making crazy comparisons to China, Russia, Nazi’s etc. It’s just silly.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            A ministry is part of the church of Christ. Shut your lying mouth Pluto. You just lay up for yourself more stripes in Hell.

    • Angel Jabbins

      No threat at all. The whole thing is outlandish. Take his bank accounts, his home, put a lien on future earnings to make him repay his back taxes and as punishment. But prison FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE when he has committed no violent crime? No, they want keep him in jail…so we taxpayers have to house and feed him, provide for all his medical care, etc when he could become a law abiding, tax-paying citizen and contribute something back to society. Why are they going after this man so viciously when so many who commit worse crimes and are a greater threat to society get little punishment by comparison. There is a vendetta here…so obvious!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EyrtheFyre Regina Forbes

      He’s no threat to society, but he’s a threat to the establishment. Just watch his Creation Science courses. He not only tears down evolution, but he exposes the new world order and their satanic agenda.
      Besides him though, I also highly recommend looking for George Gordon’s school of law. He’s probably the only person I can think of who spoke the truth and didn’t get locked up or killed for it.

      • MrPlutodog

        If he’d obeyed the tax laws, he’d still be out there preaching dinosaur silliness. That is a threat and a cheat to society, the bulk of which DOES pay their taxes, employee withholding taxes, etc.

        • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

          Statist.

    • MrPlutodog

      He’s an unrepentant tax avoider. He is behind bars because he broke the law and continued to do so even after conviction. No threat? Nonsense.

      • Remnant Israel

        Prison is for people who commit violent crimes. Not people who avoid taxes. Guilty or not, the punishment does not fit the crime. The biblical penalty for material theft is a 7 fold return for what was stolen. Not rot in isolation. (See Leviticus 6:1-5, Exodus 22:1, Exodus 22:3-4, Proverbs 6:30-31)

        • MrPlutodog

          The Bible is not what the courts enforce. You might look into your idiotic belief in that regard. And the jails are filled with folks who didn’t commit violent crimes. That’s more silliness to suggest that there is no jail time for non-violent crime. Please get a clue.

          • Remnant Israel

            God’s law is for all mankind, both Jew and gentile. It is the perfect standard for righteousness and justice. The American prison industry is a tremendously flawed and corrupt system.

          • MrPlutodog

            You realize that’s totally irrelevant, even if true, Rem? We are not a theocracy. We have a secular justice system set up by the Founders. And it doesn’t care if you’re a Christian or a Musselman, or an Atheist or what have you — you don’t get to scoff the law.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            The system of laws you have now does not resemble what “The Founders” set up, at all. They didn’t envision the fraudulent “income tax” either, but it got fraudulently “added”…

            #SMASHtheState!

        • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

          God never commands prison on earth for any crime. Only eye for eye, wound for wound, stripes/beatings, fines & Death Penalties.

  • alnga

    The IRS is a brutal and imposing force in the kingdom of the United States. You can not win because they pick the courts and the judges to hear the case. The fix is in no matter what your plea is, you are found guilty..

    • Mike

      Kent Hovind was guilty of tax evasion (no matter what he claims), which is why he was found guilty.

      • Frank

        Found guilty doesn’t mean you are guilty

        • BarkingDawg

          Yes it does.

          • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

            We have a New AG Loretta Lynch protecting money launderers who fund terrorists…. and no criminal indictment…… http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/16/new-ag-lynch-protects-drug-money-launderers-terrorists/

            Braking Dawg is a dog barking behind a fence… get a brain.

          • GibbyD

            no it does not

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EyrtheFyre Regina Forbes

            Tell that to all the men and women who were found guilty but then years later were acquitted due to DNA evidence.

          • MrPlutodog

            What, Regina? Do you think there’s some DNA evidence that will prove Kent innocent? Do bring it on, then! Gawd, y’all grasp at any straw, don’tcha?

          • ttoe

            Regina was making the point that just because someone is convicted doesn’t always mean they’re guilty.

          • MrPlutodog

            But she showed no evidence that this is the case with Hovind. I doubt she or you even read the case transcript.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EyrtheFyre Regina Forbes

            Thank you, yes, that was my point.

          • ttoe

            No, I have not read the case transcript because I don’t really care too.

            i realize that he’s probably guilty, but his punishment does seem stiff for 10 years for 10,000 of his own money just because he didn’t pay taxes on it, or at least I think that’s what the issue was.

          • MrPlutodog

            He is an unrepentant tax protester. You ought to at least look at some other sources on his history…even wiki will give you a flavor of the long fight he’s been involved in and the way he sought to avoid responsibility for doing things the way anybody doing what he was doing is expected to operate.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Hovind#Legal_problems

          • happylada

            That is a irrational statement. Innocent men OFTEN are convicted.

        • ttoe

          Most of the time it does. Granted, as we reject Christ more and more in this nation, it will become less and less true.

          • Frank

            Depends. But there are plenty of cases of obvious government frame jobs and coverups as well so that innocent people stay locked up.

          • Frank

            There are a lot of cases where it doesn’t.

      • happylada

        You know this HOW?

        • MrPlutodog

          By paying attention, reading the transcript, understanding something about the law and the criminal justice system. No prayer involved or required.

  • Badkey

    Notice that since “teh ghey” isn’t mentioned, Gary is nowhere to be seen.

    What does this sad man see in an obsession with all things gay?

  • Shirley Ujest

    Guess I’m truly a middle child, for I can see both sides. I know “Christians’ who understand the Word – and still have been proven to not follow it or the law when they should. We are not to pick and choose; those who have an issue with the gay agenda or any other problem in the US including taxes need to look at the log in their own eye: so too, for breaking man’s laws. We are to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s – and if the Emperor in the WH or elsewhere is doing things wrong: we have the right to vote him and such policies out. In the meantime, we are not to lie, cheat, steal, be gluttons, drunkards, fornicators or adulterers (and that means don’t lie with that significant other until you’re married). As for the IRS, it has become another monster in our federal government, and we’ve allowed this to happen. So…find someone willing to take the mantle and say it needs to be abolished, the tax codes revised. http://www.teaparty.org/2016-ben-carson-says-irs-eliminated-78192/

    • Gary

      Christians are under no obligation from God to obey immoral laws. The government does not get to do whatever it wants and then expect people to go along with it.

      • MrPlutodog

        And the government is under no obligation to let them get away with it. Don’t do the crime if you don’t want to do the time. Geez, Gary, you sound like a child.

        • Gary

          People like you, who think the government has the right to do whatever it wants, and be as corrupt as it wants, are a big part of the problem. And a big reason why the “justice system” is misnamed.

          • MrPlutodog

            Silly billy, I think no such thing. The government has the responsibility to enforce the laws, the court to mete out justice to those who don’t. Only children think like you do.

          • Gary

            You trust the government, but I have seen enough to know it cannot be trusted.

          • MrPlutodog

            No, I don’t always trust the government. BUT I’m not insanely distrustful of it either. Like some folks.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            You are a DOG and deserve an early Hell. You are a witch.

  • Weary Warrior

    And the “Rev.”Al Sharpton runs free.

  • Harry Oh!

    This is such BS, rapists and murderers do less time.

  • BarkingDawg

    He’s a con man, short and simple.

    • Gary

      You are a liar and a fool.

      • BarkingDawg

        And you are a Christofacist.

  • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

    Kent Hovind is being illegally persecuted. Want proof? Here is all the proof you need.

    BREAKDOWN ON WHY PROSECUTORS WANT TO CENSOR KENT HOVIND IN HIS UPCOMING TRIAL

    False Accusers Awarded by IRS (AKA Judas Fake Christian who falsely accused Kent Hovind): http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/18/irs-reward-false-accusers-throwing-kent-hovind-prison/

    CRIMINALS PROSECUTING KENT HOVIND: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/25/breaking-criminals-prosecuting-kent-hovind-in-usa-vs-kent-hovind-case-march-2nd/

    New AG Loretta Lynch caught protecting drug money launderers and terrorists: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/16/new-ag-lynch-protects-drug-money-launderers-terrorists/

    PROSECUTOR J. Ryan Love Protects Violent Felon Working for ATF: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/24/j-ryan-love-protects-felon-as-new-prosecutor-in-usa-vs-kent-hovind-court-case/

    PROSECUTOR SILENCING JURY AND EVIDENCE: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/18/prosecutor-silence-jury-evidence-kent-hovind-case/

    Letters from professionals absolve Kent Hovind from all wrong-doing: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/14/proof-letters-absolving-kent-hovind-irs-illegally-imprisonment/

    Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers caught altering court transcript: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/03/urgent-proof-judge-margaret-casey-rodgers-rape-comment/

    Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers is anti-christian and bias: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/02/shocking-speech-judge-margaret-casey-rodgers-just-sentencing/

    Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers anti-christian Judge: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/01/31/kent-hovind-case-irs-al-sharpton-anti-christian-judge/

    Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers pre-judged Kent calling him the ‘HEAD OF A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION’: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/02/shocking-speech-judge-margaret-casey-rodgers-just-sentencing/

    Sexual deviant, immoral and mentally-ill people imprisoned Kent Hovind: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/02/20-facts-proving-immoral-deviants-imprisoned-kent-hovind/

    IRS arrest and seize over $19k from widowed senior citizen http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/12/ben-swann-irs-arrest-senior-citizen-structuring/

    IRS caught stealing a quarter of a billion from American people: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/17/irs-illegally-stole-quarter-billion-americans-free-kent-hovind/

    IRS apologizes for abusing their laws: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/11/irs-apologetic-tactical-retreat-structuring-laws-designed-drug-dealers/

    Congress furious with the IRS for targeting Christian Americans: http://freekenthovind.com/2015/02/16/report-congress-furious-irs-targeting-christian-americans/

    • Paul Hiett

      Hmmmmm, a “freekenthovind.com” website.

      I’m sure there’s no bias there.

      • Mtelab

        I think anyone who believes they are unbiased is fooling themselves

        • happylada

          Everyone has a bias – the point is – which is the best bias to be biased by?

          You think the prosecutor wasn’t biased?

          You thing there should NOT be an attempt made to get the information on his defense to the public?

          Do you think all the previous web campaigns by citizens groups that DID result in a case being overturned and a guilty man being freed were BIASED? Lets HOPE they were.

          • Mtelab

            Precisely. Everyone is biased.

    • Amanda P.

      Thank you for putting this together. Let the truth be known! There is nothing secret that will not be brought to light.

      • Paul Hiett

        Amanda, you need to educate yourself a little better, and stop buying into these blatantly biased, and misleading to say the least, websites. Hovind is a criminal, jailed for his criminal actions, and not because he’s a Christian.

        • Amanda P.

          Paul, you need to educate yourself a little better, and stop buying
          into these blatantly biased, and misleading to say the least, websites.
          Hovind is a good and innocent man, jailed by Satan and his minions – pedophiles, haters of the Truth, enemies of God – because
          he’s a Christian who was saving souls and spreading the light.

          • MrPlutodog

            Have you read the transcript of Hovind’s last trial? Do you really have no faith in the jury that heard his case and unanimously found him guilty. Do you not see how silly your claims are?

          • happylada

            I Know nothing of the case although I AM aware of it. HOWEVER, I was a civilian advocate in the court system for maybe 7 years and had to laugh out loud when I read your comment.

            Innocent people are convicted by juries all the time – juries are NOT legal experts are are required to base their decisions ONLY on evidence the judge says they can. I’ve seen child abusers given full custody of their children and innocent people jailed many times.

            Prosecuting attorneys could jail almost anyone on any charge if they were determined to do so. Evidence is irrelevant. So is the law.

            Do you realize how silly your statement is?

          • MrPlutodog

            Courts don’t always get to justice, happy. But they usually do. You were a civilian advocate in what kind of court case? Of course, juries don’t know the law. That’s why there is a judge and lawyers involved. Juries decide the facts, the judge guides them on how the law applies. Family court is a nasty business because of the highly emotionally charged nature of divorce/fights over custody, property, etc. Bringing that up in this context is just bullsheet. And your paranoid conviction that the prosecution could jail almost anyone is just craziness.

          • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

            No, nice try
            I see we have a handful of atheist’s here mocking Christ and God. Don’t worry you will get yours at some point.

          • Alexia Richardson

            Wow nice threat. Your correct we will be exploring the galaxy in 200 years you religioustards will still be saying jesus is gonna kill everyone…..grow up child

          • MrPlutodog

            Wow, what a non-answer. There’s no indication that Hovind, who was rightly convicted of running an extensive criminal enterprise is able to evade his criminal responsibility for that case or this one because he says “But I’m a Christian minister!”

          • theperlwalker

            Where is Kents god now?

          • pumpkin

            Waiting for you to die and burn?

          • theperlwalker

            He have to stand in line, like all the other 5000 gods crazy people made up?

          • Amanda P.

            Every knee shall bow.

          • theperlwalker

            Every retarded reply like that should be met with a less retarded finish of your reply. “Every knee shall bow, and suck my ….!”

    • MrPlutodog

      No. Those are not proof of anything.

      • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

        Sure it is, you didn’t read any of it.

        • MrPlutodog

          Sure I have. It’s a compilation of the same ol’ sheet. I didn’t RE-READ it. There is no revelation in re-runs. Did you read the whole trial transcript for Rudy’s last trial that made him a felon who ran a extensive criminal enterprise?

    • miked9746

      Wow… your level of dishonesty is absolutely STAGGERING!! How do you sleep at night, knowing that you’ve completely dedicated your life to lying as much as possible, in an attempt to mislead as many people as possible??! I’m actually embarrassed FOR you at this point!! *facepalm*

      • happylada

        I know nothing of this case. And from your comments, I must assume you know every facet and detail of both the prosecution and defense?

        BUT your rational derision of someone with a good heart and your fanatical reliance on an extremely corrupt court system is lamentable – BUT not surprising.

        I also note that you include not the SLIGHTEST shred of evidence from your vast knowledge of the case to support your bigotry and scathing attack on a citizen who may WELL be telling the truth.

        I’m actually embarrassed FOR you at this point!! *facepalm*

    • ttoe

      If he didn’t pay his taxes, that’s why he’s in jail.

      Hey, look, I understand. Our money, God’s money going towards teaching things that deceive people into rejecting God, I understand why he wouldn’t want to pay taxes.

      However, he has to fight that through his congressman, not by simply refusing to pay taxes.

      • Guest

        He was framed. The same thing happened to Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, who was jailed on false charges as a favor to Obama’s Muslim friends. It’s happening all over the USA.

        • MrPlutodog

          Geez, the paranoia and ignorance is running strong here.

          • Guest

            Do you know Nakoula? Do you know Kent?

          • MrPlutodog

            Nakoula pled guilty to four charges related to violation of his parole agreement. Hovind was found guilty of 58 criminal charges by a jury of his peers. What is it with you and criminals? If they’re Christian that makes everything they do alright, huh?

            From the wiki:

            On 2 July 2012, a “Sam Bacile”, who was later identified as Nakoula, posted English-language promotional trailers for Innocence of Muslims on YouTube. The videos were later dubbed into Arabic and posted on the internet in September 2012. Demonstrations and violent protests against the video broke out on September 11 in Egypt and spread to other Arab and Muslim nations and some western countries. The protests led to hundreds of injuries and more than 50 deaths.

            On 27 September 2012, U.S. federal authorities stated that Nakoula had been arrested in Los Angeles and charged violating terms of his probation. Prosecutors stated that some of the violations included making false statements regarding his role in the film and his use of the alias “Sam Bacile”.

            On 7 November 2012, Nakoula pled guilty to four of the charges against him and was sentenced to one year in prison and four years of supervised release.

          • Guest

            I am by no means advocating double standards, but you do not completely understand nor express perfectly what happened to Nakoula, nor why he was really imprisoned. Nakoula used an alias when making a film about Islam because he knew his life would be in danger. Using that alias was considered a parole violation. Prior to Nakoula’s making that film, he was a nominal Christian and did commit a crime, for which he paid his dues. The Obama administration was looking for any excuse to imprison Nakoula as a favor to Muslims for Nakoula making an anti-Islam film.

          • MrPlutodog

            No it was proven that not all actions including riots were directly attributable to that. AND no it WAS a violation of his parole. And NO, you’ve got nothing to prove the Obama Administration did the Muslims a favor by enforcing US law. That’s your own bias speaking, not the facts.

          • Guest

            It was proven that the riots were generated by something other than this film. It was proven that Nakoula used a pseudonym while making his film because he feared for his and his family’s safety due to the subject matter. Obama and Hilary both promised the Muslim community that they would jail Nakoula for making the film. That is persecution. That’s the sort of thing you expect under a dictatorship, not under a republic, nor under a democracy.

          • MrPlutodog

            Partial fact, mostly horsefeathers and excuses for violating his probation.

          • Guest

            You are misrepresenting facts and you know it. You don’t really know the facts of the case. Wiki is hardly a source. Anyone can edit it, including me.

          • MrPlutodog

            Wiki was a good fast-and-dirty source on Hovind’s history. And if you can find anything demonstrably untrue about anything important in Wiki’s telling, I’m all ears.

            But in fact, I have been paying attention to the felon and his legal problems. Have YOU read the trial transcript? And no, I’m misrepresenting nothing.

            You sound like a devoted follower of the Gospel According to Hovind. You should know most of Christian America wouldn’t touch him with a ten-foot pole. Why else would they be staying AWAY from his trial in droves?

          • Guest

            Wiki is not a good source. It’s an open edit site, meaning that you, or I, could write anything we want in it, and then someone else can come along and edit it, too.

            You are misrepresenting the facts of this case. I’ve followed it extensively. I am not a devoted follower of any gospel but the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it tells us what to do in a situation like this. As far as what Christian America does, it doesn’t sway me. The so-called American church also blindly follows the likes of Rick Warren, Amy Grant, and Jimmy Swaggart.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            I call it WICKEDpedia. They have Satanists at the helm that IMMEDIATELY delete references exposing their heroes – Alfred Kinsey, for example – as Satanists. (Crowleyite).

          • ppp777

            That’s a good question ,maybe cowerdice

    • theperlwalker

      “Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers is anti-christian and bias:”

      LOL, and Hovind is anti tax, so also biased?

      • http://www.freekenthovind.com/ #FreeKent Hovind

        Thank you for showing the world how retarded you are. The Justice system is supposed to be blind… neutral.

        Your g-d of radioactive chicken noodle soup forgot to give you brain cells.

        • theperlwalker

          Did Jesus teach you to talk like that.?

      • ppp777

        Who isn’t .

        • theperlwalker

          People with brains ..

  • Dr. Dee Tee

    he was guilty of some of the charges and has been imprisoned properly but this new charge is a sham.

    • MrPlutodog

      No, this new case is because Kent went on breaking the law.

  • BarkingDawg

    The sovereign citizen nonsense won’t help Kent.

  • Daniel Eaton

    When one has been convicted of a crime and all their appeals have played out, they are GUILTY of the crime, not incarcerated for “alleged” crimes. The fact that the author of this article gives Hovind this level of benefit of the doubt and just takes the word of some anonymous alleged banker and doesn’t even mention the heart of Hovind’s defense, the claim that he is a citizen of heaven and is not a resident of the United States (even though he lived in Florida) shows that this whole article is less than objective.

    The structuring was *not* just a case of dozens of withdrawals over the course of a year. There is more than one occasion where there were three $9,500 or $9,600 withdrawals in a single week. There is even a case of structured withdrawals on back-to-back days. When you add in his admission that he knew of the $10,000 limit and all he has done over the last 30 years to subvert the legal process and avoid payment of *any* taxes, there is no way an objected observer can come to the conclusion that this was all coincidence, And evidence of that is no clearer than the fact that the jury in that case reached a verdict in such a short period of time.

    Finally, it is pure fiction that Hovind was trying to “contest the lien against his property” and is facing mail fraud for doing so, and nothing more complex than reading the indictment would have clarified that point for the author of this article. The court took the property to pay a small part towards Hovind’s unpaid tax debt. When they did, Hovind’s story changed. After claiming in prior cases that it all belonged to God, his family and business partners (and it *was* a for-profit business, not a church) stepped in and claimed rights to it. The court ruled that not only did they have no rights to the property and that it was the government’s to sell, but that they were not allowed to continue to file claims or potential claims on the property to muddy up its ownership so that it could not be sold. To be clear, at this point the government did not have a lien on Hovind’s property that he was challenging. He had lost the property. Hovind was trying to place liens on what was NOW the government’s property. And after the court had ruled on these attempts and found that Hovind had no continued rights to the property, he and his representatives were forbidden from future claims to the contrary. He and his “trustee”, John Paul Hansen, ignored that and filed new claims. When you make legal claims on something that the court has already ruled that you have no claim to, you are committing a fraud. And when you do it by mail, it is mail fraud. And when the court has told you not to do it and you ignore them because you do not believe federal courts have any jurisdiction over you, you are in contempt of court. It is just that simple.

    • Gary

      That is probably a good summary of the government’s point of view. But there is another point of view that is more real. The government has a very long record of lying and corruption, including the “justice system”. So if the government says something, there is a very good chance that it is a lie. The government lies all the time. About everything.

      • Paul Hiett

        You think the government cares about this guy? Please, they wouldn’t waste any resources trying to frame someone this worthless.

        All that’s happened here is a lying crook was caught cheating. Nothing more.

        • Gary

          Not only are you a liar, but you are stupid as well.

          • Paul Hiett

            Well aren’t you just the kind and caring Christian that Jesus always hoped you’d be.

          • Gary

            Why should Jesus be kind to you? All you do is oppose him and mock him. Every time you mention his name you blaspheme it by mischaracterizing who he is, what he is for, and what he is against.

          • Paul Hiett

            I know, based on the teachings of the Bible, that you’re not representing him in a good light. In fact, if Hell is real, most certainly you’ll be sitting beside me down there.

            Turn the other cheek, Gary, if you really are a Christian.

      • Daniel Eaton

        Got to love a good genetic fallacy! Well done!

      • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

        …and everything it (the State) has, it has stolen.

        Gov’t: full of liars & thieves, like their father Satan.

  • Bill Stephens

    People who murder get less sentences than Him. Some people don’t even get prison time for man slaughter. I guess it’s true if you have enough money you can get away with murder.

    • MrPlutodog

      Every case is taken separately on the separate facts of each case. This silliness about uneven justice is childish.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EyrtheFyre Regina Forbes

    Honestly, if I was in a similar predicament, I’d just say, “FINE Mr. Gov’t take ALL of your stupid monopoly money! I don’t need it anyway!!” and just let them take what they want. Jesus said “And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.” Matthew 5:40.
    But then again, I’m also a student of George Gordon’s school of law- and according to Mr. Gordon, if you’re going to do business with the gov’ts phoney-baloney money, expect them to want a piece of the action. That’s why you shouldn’t use their crappy monopoly money to begin with – if it can be helped.

    • Gary

      If the government would take the property and drop the charges, that might be a solution. But they won’t. The government is going to take the property, demand even more money, and probably still keep Hovind in jail. The question I have is, how long are we going to put up with this? What is it going to take before we get the government away from the crooks? Is that even possible, given that the government is corrupt on every level?

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EyrtheFyre Regina Forbes

        Yeah, I know you’re right about this one Gary. It’s not going to stop until we have another “Lexington and Concord”. And even then, that’ll be just the beginning. I’m praying though for peaceful revival throughout the country. As soon as the corrupt “Chicago way” is out of office, maybe we’ll have a chance.

        • Gary

          Obama is just one of the puppets. I don’t think a peaceful solution to the problem is possible. The crooks are not going to volunteer to give up their power. It will have to be taken from them. The republicans are as corrupt as the democrats.

          • Paul Hiett

            Then get a gun and go take care of the “problem”, Gary.

            Oh please PLEASE go do that!!

          • Gary

            I could not solve the problem that way.

          • Amanda P.

            Sounds like you need a visit from the Secret Service. What kind of craziness are you promoting?

          • Paul Hiett

            You obviously don’t read Gary’s comments much. He has proposed overthrowing the government with force, and has called for the executions of all gay people.

            Great company you share, eh?

          • Amanda P.

            All I saw was you advocating the murder of U.S. officials. I think the Secret Service needs to check you out for everybody’s safety.

          • Paul Hiett

            Oh I would RELISH that opportunity…I really would. Why, you ask?

            Because in investigating me, they’d see everything Gary posts.

            Ask Gary if he’d want such an investigation to happen.

          • Paul Hiett

            Yeah, I didn’t think so.

          • ttoe

            LOL, you must not like Obama very much. Still, I wouldn’t encourage people. I don’t care how much the man seems intent on destroying this nation, he was duly elected to office.

            The people have the right to vote into power the demise of their freedoms is they so want.

    • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

      Of course the gov’t didn’t just want the money – they want to make such Christians SUFFER for even questioning their legitimacy & power.

  • Amanda P.

    Kent Hovind needs to be set free and made whole again. His persecutors should be prosecuted. This case is a disgrace to our nation and an abomination of justice.

    • Paul Hiett

      But, he broke the law? Why should he be freed? What makes him exempt from our laws?

      • Amanda P.

        He didn’t break the law. He should be freed for hundreds of reasons. Nothing makes him exempt from your law.

        • Paul Hiett

          Oh, so he’s completely innocent of all charges and has been wrongly imprisoned this entire time?

          Is that your claim?

          • Amanda P.

            Yes.

          • Paul Hiett

            You clearly speak only from emotion without bothering to actually read up on the facts. Go read up on this guy, and NOT from some pro-Christian website either…read the actual facts regarding this guy and learn why he’s rightfully in jail.

          • Amanda P.

            He’s in jail for the same reason Christians around the world have been persecuted. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2 Timothy 3:12

          • Paul Hiett

            ROFL…oh noes, a millionaire crook broke a law he doesn’t believe in and has to go to jail just like all the heathens out there!

            It’s not fair, he’s a Christian and should only have to obey the laws he cherry picks from the Bible!

        • MrPlutodog

          The jury said he did. American citizens like yourself, following the law. That case is closed. Kent’s now being brought to justice for continuing to contest that reality, and he will pay for that as well.

          • Amanda P.

            May the Lord soften your heart and may you repent of your wickedness before Judgement Day and be saved.

          • MrPlutodog

            Why not let the Lord decide if we’re wicked, silly Amanda? Who are you to step into His role?

          • Gary

            God has already decided that.

          • MrPlutodog

            And yet y’all keep bloviating, trying to avoid the facts of Hovind’s crimes. Gary, you are funny.

          • Gary

            The facts of Hovind’s crimes? Oh please. You have no idea whether he is guilty of anything illegal.

          • Paul Hiett

            Actually, we do. The facts of the case are available for anyone who’s interested. Of course, a liar would claim that he’s innocent and being framed…

          • Gary

            The “facts of the case” are written by the government. No credibility involved.

          • Paul Hiett

            See my second sentence above.

          • MrPlutodog

            I know the jury found him guilty after listening to all the evidence. I’ve read the transcript, and I’m pretty well grounded in reality. You? You appear to go in thinking that this “man of God” can do no wrong, could do no wrong, is guilt-free and any court should find him so.

          • Amanda P.

            The Lord will decide, rest assured. I urge you to repent and accept the gift of Salvation from Christ Jesus. It’s the only way any of us sinners are going to avoid eternal destruction.

          • Paul Hiett

            Well, since all religions have the same small chance of being right, I think I’ll worship Odin. Valhalla seems like a lot more fun.

          • Amanda P.

            Good luck with that. The Word of God says you have no excuse.

          • Paul Hiett

            But I’m worshipping Odin, why do I care what your deity says?

          • MrPlutodog

            The word of your god is not valid legal tender or in touch with reality either, IMO.

          • MrPlutodog

            This has nothing to do with religion or your version of God. Geez, Amanda. You’re gullible as all get-out.

          • MrPlutodog

            I’ve done my own soul and scripture searching and am secure in what I believe. None of which has anything to do with the guilt or innocence of Hovind and his partner in crime. You feel free to be a sinner, though.

          • Amanda P.

            The jury was misled by corrupt officials. The case is far from closed. Justice will eventually be served even if not in this life.

          • MrPlutodog

            That’s fine. God gets the last word. But in real life Kent got a fair trial and will get another one.

          • Gary

            He did not get a fair trial. But I’m sure you believe every word the government says.

          • Gary

            You don’t know whether the trial was fair or not. You are assuming it was. But given the thousands of examples of corruption in the legal system, that seems to me a naïve assumption.

          • Paul Hiett

            And you just assumed that he didn’t get a fair trial. But given the millions of examples of fair trials in the legal system, that seems to me a naive assumption.

          • Gary

            There are not millions of examples of fair trials in the US legal system. If ANYONE gets a fair trial in this day, it is only because the judges and the lawyers benefit from it being fair. Otherwise, it won’t be fair.

          • Paul Hiett

            And you, dear Gary, have just cemented yourself as the biggest moron in the nation. And that’s saying something…

          • Gary

            Go to Hell.

          • Paul Hiett

            Turn the other cheek!!!

          • Gary

            If we ever meet, I will.

          • Paul Hiett

            Ooh, was that a threat? Not so sure Jesus would approve of your actions.

          • MrPlutodog

            Yes, it surely does!

          • MrPlutodog

            I’ve followed the case, read the trial transcript from beginning to end. Have YOU, Gary? Have you any real knowledge about how courts and trials work? Have you had access to actual attorneys who do this for a living? I don’t think you know what “fair” actually is in terms of law. You certainly aren’t demonstrating any competence at all in that respect.

          • Amanda P.

            Kent was victimized by a sham trial with a pedophile prosecutor and an anti-Christian bigot for a judge. The current sham trial is no better.

          • Paul Hiett

            In other words, you don’t really know anything about the case, but because he’s a Christian, you automatically assume he was jailed for the sole purpose of his religion.

            Do you people even think before you talk?

          • Amanda P.

            In other words, you don’t really know anything about the case, but
            because he’s a Christian, you automatically assume he was jailed for breaking the law.

            Do you people even think before you talk?

          • Paul Hiett

            Did you bother reading that before you posted it? Seriously, that’s about as stupid a statement anyone could make on here. His religion has nothing to do with it, Amanda!

            Stop pretending like Christians have the first clue what real persecution means. You don’t. You never have. You’ve had the luxury of growing up in a predominantly Christian nation, and you’ve NEVER had to endure actual, real persecution.

            If you want to experience that, go to a Muslim country…or…and here’s a real challenge. Put a Burkha on your head and go walk around for a while and then maybe you’ll get a small taste of real persecution.

          • MrPlutodog

            That’s a bigoted and ignorant, “Christians can do no wrong” attitude there, Amanda. The prosecutor in the previous case was not a pedophile. Someone else in the office was and that has nothing to do with the facts brought out in the case. You’re looking for excuses for this felonious, tax protesting citizen who got what he deserved and will get what he deserves.

          • MrPlutodog

            Did you attend the last trial, Amanda? Did you read the trial transcript, follow the evidence presented? You realize that the pedophilia of an assistant prosecutor has NOTHING to do with the evidence presented that convicted Hovind, don’t you? Well, don’t you? This trial had NOTHING to do with Christianity. The judge didn’t convict Kent. She only sentenced him after a jury of his peers convicted him. Try to keep focused in reality. Let me know when you’ve read the trial transcripts.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            The antiChrist witch judge Rodgers called Kent the head of a criminal organization. That is not polluting the jury with her unlawful and antiChrist opinion that is on its face FALSE?

            GO TO HELL, DOG!!

  • chthompson

    FREE KENT HOVIND! ARREST THE CRIMINALS WHO ARE PERSECUTING HIM!

    • Paul Hiett

      Exactly why do you think he was arrested in the first place?

      • chthompson

        Because he exposed the lies spread by the Father of Lies and was winning thousands of souls to Christ.

        • Paul Hiett

          No wonder so many people follow a religion.

          • ttoe

            He has a point. If you really don’t care, then why are you so compelled to discourage any support for Kent Hovind?

            If he broke the law, that’s why he’s in jail and it doesn’t matter what they think because God has oversaw the punishment of Kent Hovind and is holding him personally accountable because, as a Child of God, Hovind knows better because God teaches His children to know better.

            If, however, they are correct, and Kent Hovind is being framed and falsely imprisoned, then as citizens, we should all be concerned about this because that same corruption could come on any of us.

          • MrPlutodog

            We as citizens care about tax cheats of whatever faith or no faith. And God is not responsible for trying civil crimes here on earth. This felon sought to escape paying employment taxes, and personal income taxes (for which he was held civilly liable) and quite a few of us are countering the “persecution” BS that some of you are believing and passing on. Hey, if you think the man is being persecuted for his religious beliefs, why are there so few Christians who actually agree with you, given the small number of folks who have come to the court in Pensacola? The man is a fraud and he’s got some of you eating out of his fraudulent hands.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            Larken Rose puts tax thieves – tyrants – like Dog above in their place. Search him up.

        • MrPlutodog

          That’s nonsense. It’s because he’s a scoff-law tax cheat. Your fellow citizens heard the case and found him guilty. Hovind’s claim of religious persecution is self-serving nonsense. And that you buy his claims is an indication of your own gullibility.

          • chthompson

            That’s nonsense. It’s because he’s a godly man who lived righteously in Christ Jesus. The trial was rigged. The government’s claim of “structuring” and “Failing to withhold tax” is self-serving nonsense. And that you buy its claims is an indication of your own gullibility.

          • Paul Hiett

            Let’s assume what you claim is true, regarding the facts about the case. However, would you be so forceful in your desire to see him set free if he was a Muslim?

          • chthompson

            No innocent person should be in prison. Would you be as passionate about keeping him there if he was a Muslim or an atheist?

          • Paul Hiett

            I wouldn’t care either way what his religious beliefs are…he’s a criminal, nothing more. His religious choice has no bearing on the crime.

          • chthompson

            There are thousands of murderers, rapists, pedophiles, robbers etc roaming the streets or getting out with far less time than Hovind has already served. Why are you spending your time spreading hate and lies about Hovind? Could it be because he’s a Christian who was saving souls and exposing Satan’s lies? That’s my guess.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            Judge Mary Rodgers is an antiChrist witch who persecutes Christians as her agenda. FACT. Historical proof and she continues in her unholy vengeance. Being a preacher of the gospel, exposing the lies in the State’s organs is why such antiChrists persecute brother Kent and others like him. Of course his faith has every bearing on these matters.

            Now, Paul, go to Hell.

          • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

            No one should be in any prison, for it is not of God.

          • Gary

            Removing money from your own account, in any amount, and for any reason, should not be illegal. And it would not be illegal except that the government is trying to find ways to control the citizens. It is none of the government’s business why people withdraw money from their own account.

          • MrPlutodog

            The trial transcript puts the lie to the whole “persecution” whine. And the “rigged” whine. And your ignorance about the charges and their proofs is just laughable. Go read the transcripts. They’re available on line to the Google-literate.

        • just bob

          Good joke

  • ttoe

    The decade sounds probably about right tor tax-evasion, depending on the amount, 10 years for 10,000 supposedly evaded seems kind of steep. That’s a year in jail for every less than a thousand, and less than a thousand, the IRS doesn’t even pay attention too. If you get less than a thousand in a year on something, you’re not even required to report it.

    As for potential life for refuting a lien on his property, that’s just ridiculous. We have the right to contest any action by government that we think is a violation of our due rights.

    There’s got to be more to that story, but somehow, I don’t think they’re going to give him life, and if they do, then all I can say is maybe Kent Hovind is actually right about what he says.

    One thing about the devout child of God in a corrupt nation, they are unduly mistreated because the society gives Satan too much power over them.

    And if what happens to Kent Hovind is that absurd that he could end up getting life imprisonment, it would seem to me to be a supernatural blinding that is attacking him to keep him silent, which gives strong reason indicating he’s actually one of the most accurate thus far, and it’s inconvenient for Satan right now for him to be talking.

    • Paul Hiett

      Or, it could just be that Hovind is a criminal hiding behind religious beliefs.

    • MrPlutodog

      The attempted lien by lis pendens was Hovind’s work (and Hansen’s) after the final judgment made the property NOT HIS anymore. He was warned and he didn’t listen. He’s still a sov cit felonious felon who doesn’t learn his lessons. Nobody to blame but himself.

      • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

        IF anyone claims sovereign – a FREEMAN – who r u to say otherwise? You are nothing but a TYRANT.

  • just bob

    Let’s hope for life in prison, this tax cheat and fraud got what he deserved.

    • Gary

      Life in prison for not paying taxes? Seriously?

  • MrPlutodog

    Anybody want to find the actual facts from the actual trial transcript? It’s long, but telling.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wba3c83oax67nsw/Kent%20and%20Jo%20Hovind%20trial%20transcript-%20Oct%202006.pdf?dl=0

  • MrPlutodog

    Now, as to Hovind’s “Taught high school science for 15 years” and “Doctorate” degree claims: http://stonesnbones.blogspot.com/2013/05/kent-hovinds-resume-derived-from-court.html

  • Guest

    And of course, the trial transcript that the whacko part of the Christian community will NOT read before they jump on the whiney “Hovind’s being persecuted bandwagon”:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wba3c83oax67nsw/Kent%20and%20Jo%20Hovind%20trial%20transcript-%20Oct%202006.pdf?dl=0

  • theperlwalker

    Where is your god now?

  • dee_2159

    Al Sharpton is free indeed.

  • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

    Eric is wrong. Brother Kent IS being persecuted for his Christian witness. Judge Mary Rodgers IS antiChrist!! CURSE that witch to Hell!!

  • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

    There it is: I “knew” other things were wrong. Eric admits to signing up his MINISTRY to the BEAST as 501c3 with the IRS.

  • MarcP

    “Amanda P.

    Christians
    know the Bible says never to speak ill of fellow believers in public or
    behind their backs and never to take their Christian brethren to the
    heathen courts.

    MrPlutodog

    Really? Cite chapter and verse for that silliness.

    MrPlutodog

    Still waiting for your chapter and verse, Amanda.”

    1 Cor. 6:1-8