Dispatches from the Creation Wars

More on Hovind

New information on the Hovind sentencing that is rather interesting.

Before his sentencing, a tearful Kent Hovind compared his situation to that of the lion and the mouse in Aesop’s Fables.

“I feel like the mouse,” Hovind told U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers. “I stand here in great fear of the power of this court. Your decision can destroy my life, my ministry and my grandchildren.”

Now compare that to his earlier statements:

Hovind’s courtroom comments were in stark contrast to more-combative statements he made in recent telephone calls from Escambia County Jail.

In a recording of one of the telephone conversations played in court Friday, Hovind said the Internal Revenue Service, presiding judge and prosecutor broke the law by going after him, and there were things he could do “to make their lives miserable.”

Comparing himself to a buffalo in a lion fight, Hovind’s voice was heard saying “As long as I have some horns, I’m going to swing. As long as I have some hoofs, I’m going to kick. As long as I have some teeth, I’m going to fight. The lion’s going to know he’s been in a fight.”

The reality is that Hovind will serve his time, or some portion of it, and he will emerge a martyr and will hit the circuit with breathtaking tales of all the convicts he converted while he was in, praise Gawd.


  1. #1 jake
    January 21, 2007

    No, Hovind. YOU destroyed your life, your “ministry,” and your grandchildren.

  2. #2 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    January 21, 2007

    Ed, why are there two different amounts reported? Is there some distinction I missed?

    In November, a jury found Kent Hovind guilty on 58 federal counts, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes.

    Accused of failing to pay $473,818 in federal income, Social Security and Medicare taxes between March 31, 2001 and Jan. 31, 2004, Kent Hovind maintains he has broken no laws.

  3. #3 doctorgoo
    January 21, 2007

    From the article:

    Furthermore, Rodgers contended Kent Hovind had failed his fellow citizens and the men and women of the military — who fight to defend his freedoms — by refusing to pay taxes.

    This is an interesting way to frame it: Either you pay your taxes, or your against the military (and therefore pro-terrorist).

    Yeah, I like the idea of finding excuses to call the right wingnuts terrorist supporters. How about this… either you support real science in the classroom, or you’re helping the anti-evolution Islamic extremists.

    Any others?

  4. #4 Jeff
    January 21, 2007

    How about:

    If your corporation does not pay it’s fair share of taxes, it might as well be funding the terrorists.

    Or, alternatively:

    Corporate tax cuts are funding our enemies.

  5. #5 doctorgoo
    January 21, 2007

    I might as well point out the classic pooflingers series of posts on Hovind’s videos:


    Trust me, it makes for great reading!

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