Here’s an update on the Hovind trial. When arrested, he was forced to turn over his passport and stay in that judicial district. He asked the court to allow him to travel to South Africa for a preaching tour but the court agreed with prosecutors that he is a flight risk. That seems obvious to me, as he has already declared that he refuses to recognize the authority of the court. And in a very strange email, the organizer of the South Africa speaking engagements has issued an odd threat:
In an e-mail to a reporter, Andre L. Immelman, CEO of PowerMinistries, the South African group sponsoring Hovind’s trip, said South Africans “do not react very nicely to disappointment” and ministry members “will be seeking asylum in the U.S.” if his trip is canceled.
Uh, okay. And he thinks they’ll be granted asylum in the US because they don’t like something the US is doing? With that kind of reasoning, it’s hardly a surprise that he thinks Hovind is credible. One other thing perhaps worth noting: the judge in the case is named Miles Davis. And when the case is done, I think Hovind is going to be feeling Kind of Blue.