The local paper reports that the prosecution put on an administrator from Pensacola Christian College to talk about her past dealings with Hovind regarding his refusal to pay taxes.
Horton first heard of Hovind’s beliefs about taxes in the mid 1990s.
A woman gave Horton a videotape. The woman received it when she worked for Hovind.
The video featured another evangelist advocating tax evasion, Horton said. The woman told Horton of Hovind’s philosophy on paying his employees.
“She said, ‘You were giving a gift with your work, and they were giving a gift back to you,’ ” Horton said.
Horton said her first concern was that the woman was breaking the law. Horton also testified she was concerned about Pensacola Christian College students who worked at Hovind’s ministry.
“The day could come when you’re going to be in trouble,” she told the woman. “Because Mr. Hovind is going to be in trouble.”
Horton believed it was the college’s duty to report the misleading doctrine. Administration called the Internal Revenue Service and gave the tape to officials, she said.
See, here’s the problem with Hovind’s claim of ignorance: he has a documented track record of claiming that the income tax is illegal and that he didn’t have to pay them for a variety of absurd reasons. His position has long been that income tax requirements were illegal and therefore he didn’t have to pay them, but you can’t take that position at the same you claim not to know what the law said. And you can’t put those things on videotape and then claim not to be a tax protestor. This defense is going to fail, as it should.
This battle between Hovind and Pensacola Christian College is amusing to me. PCC is a real nest of loonies. They make Bob Jones University look like Oxford by comparison. It’s unaccredited, so the degrees it grants are absolutely worthless outside of other religious organizations. They’re so crazed about sex that they have separate elevators and stairwells for male and female students lest they get too close. It’s even against the rules to shake hands with someone of the opposite sex.