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Don Boys is not happy that Kent Hovind has been sent to jail.

Kent’s enemies are painting him as a greedy tax resister when he has said repeatedly that he will pay all the taxes he owes. He could not get any response from the IRS nor did the judge, prosecutor, or anyone else inform him why his ministry was not exempt from taxes as are hundreds of thousands of similar organizations. Therefore, he spends ten years in the Big House. That’s where they send killers, traitors, rapists, child molesters, armed robbers, and other Very Bad Guys.

I think that what painted him as a greedy tax resister were his own words and actions, Don. He is a greedy tax resister. Oh, and paying back the taxes he owes doesn’t help; if a bank robber is caught, would you suggest letting him go free if he gives all the money back?

The real hysterics in Boys’ article, though, come when he starts listing all the people he thinks ought to be in jail instead of Hovind. Most of his outrage is directed at ‘perverts’ and feminists.

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, an admitted pervert, confirmed that his Washington apartment had been used as a callboy headquarters by a male prostitute for a year and a half until late 1987. So, Barney’s lover-boy was using his apartment as a callboy ring to make a little money on the side. Barney did not go to jail, did not lose his seat in Congress. I’m not sure if he passed go and collected $200.00. Maybe his lover can tell us that. However, Kent Hovind sits in prison while Barney sits in Congress making laws that we are expected to obey.

What injustice! How can someone who bilks money out of people in the name of god be sent to jail, while people who do things with their genitals that Don Boys doesn’t like get to walk around free, thinking thoughts that agitate Don Boys?

Comments

  1. #1 Ichthyic
    January 31, 2007

    hmm, just to be “fair”, did he happen to mention Haggard’s “pervisity” along with Frank’s?

    what about the esteemed congressman with the affinity for boyish pages?

    shouldn’t they go to jail too, then?

    wonder why they never mention their own when they start pointing fingers.

    It reminds me of that ridiculous lesson learned at the age of 5:

    “just remember, that when you point a finger at someone, there are four pointing back at you”

    one does get tired of the hypocrisy.

  2. #2 afterthought
    January 31, 2007

    Rationalization fits the creationist mind pretty well, I think, so it is most appropriate to whine like this.

  3. #3 Great White Wonder
    January 31, 2007

    I’m a pervert.

    There, I said it.

  4. #4 Azkyroth
    January 31, 2007

    I’m a pervert.

    You have no idea… 😛

  5. #5 Tony P
    January 31, 2007

    Now if Barney Frank lived in Rhode Island his little call-boy service would have been perfectly legal. That’s right, in RI it isn’t prostitution if its done indoors. On the street or in a car, it is. But behind a closed door it isn’t.

    Gotta love screwball laws.

  6. #6 Krystalline Apostate
    January 31, 2007

    & of course, he goes after a Democrat (never mind that Frank was absolved of guilty knowledge of Gobie’s extracurriculars).
    I guess it’s too much to ask that they go after 1 of their own, like Foley.

  7. #7 hotbikininemesis
    January 31, 2007

    This eagerness to excuse any criminal sleaziness if committed by a fellow christian just undermines any claim to morality. So I’m all for it. Keep digging, guys.

  8. #8 Rey Fox
    January 31, 2007

    Actually, it’s three fingers, unless you have a double-jointed thumb like I do.

  9. #9 ckmtl
    January 31, 2007

    Foley’s case is special, because it’s not actually his fault. See, he did it because he was (alledgedly) touched by a catholic priest. According to some arguments, catholic priests touch boys because of forced celibacy. Forced celibacy is in force because a pope said so (or hasn’t yet said otherwise). The pope is the voice of god on earth. Therefore, ultimately god’s fault.

    Hmm. Passing the buck in Foley’s case doesn’t work well for them afterall.

  10. #10 llewelly
    January 31, 2007

    So above the The Conservative Voice’s ads, they have the words ‘Please Support…’ and the first ad below it was a 2-part animation, one part of which said ‘An Agenda for Global Control’. Of course this is just their ham-handed layout skills – they don’t intend to openly advocate supporting ‘An Agenda for Global Control’; they intend to sell a book-length tract (no, not quite like Jack Chick – fewer pictures) which (judging from the 30 or so pages I read in the bookstore) spends half its energy arguing the UN is hopelessly incompetent, and the other half arguing that the UN will Take Over The World using Global Education and Global Environmental Standards, and the internet (if Al Gore invented it, it must really be bad!). Perhaps it redeems itself later (or earlier – I judge books by 30 pgs out of the middle), but frankly I doubt it – claims that incompetents and environmentalists will surely take over the world if they are not stopped seldom augur well for the rest of a book.

  11. #11 Tom Wood
    January 31, 2007

    Don’t forget Foley has the “Mel Gibson Defense” on his side as well. i.e. “I have an alcohol problem ergo anything I say or do is the firewater’s fault.”

  12. #12 Sir Craig
    January 31, 2007

    Wow…

    I’m assuming WebServ in the comments section over at the article in question is none other than Doc Boys (it sounds a lot like him). If this is the case, or even if it isn’t, the fool didn’t even bother to read the IRS rules. It clearly states what does and does not constitute tax exemption status for religious entities, and clearly Hovind knew what rules he was breaking.

    Sympathy? Not from this corner…

  13. #13 Brian X
    January 31, 2007

    Just a thought: a guy named Boys should probably not be commenting on pederasty…

    But seriously. “Enough guppies will eat a treasury” should be our watchword here. Hovind’s sentence is not one gigantic whack of persecution, but the death of a thousand cuts.

  14. #14 mark
    January 31, 2007

    Umm….sorry Don-boy, but Mr. Dino did not say he would pay the back taxes–he said his suckers would pay for him.

  15. #15 tacitus
    January 31, 2007

    There is a rule that you should always be wary of people who include their education credentials (real or fake) in their byline. Seems that “Don Boys, Ph.D.” has proved himself to be no exception.

  16. #16 Azkyroth
    January 31, 2007

    There is a rule that you should always be wary of people who include their education credentials (real or fake) in their byline. Seems that “Don Boys, Ph.D.” has proved himself to be no exception.

    Does that extend to Bitch Ph.D.?

  17. #17 octopod
    February 1, 2007

    Well, I’m an unadmitted pervert, so what?

    Oh, wait…damn.

    Seriously though, is this Boys guy for real? He wants Barney Frank in jail for dating a guy who ran a callboy service? Is that even something any of Barney Frank’s supporters would care about? Hell, is it even illegal?

  18. #18 Chinchillazilla
    February 1, 2007

    Barney Frank probably likes PYGMIES + DWARFS!!! That pervert.

    Too bad Dr. Dino isn’t as cool as his nickname would suggest. Dinosaurs in lab coats? Awesome. Tax fraud? Not so much.

  19. #19 craig
    February 1, 2007

    I aspire to perversity. Perverseness. Pervitude. whatever.

  20. #20 Martin Brazeau
    February 1, 2007

    Hovind was nailed for failing to pay employee-related taxes. Churches are not exempt from these.

  21. #21 Azkyroth
    February 1, 2007

    Aspire? Ha! I redefine perversity.

    Like so:

    perversity (p?r-vr’s?-t?)
    n. pl. perversities
    1. An unseemly and obsessive preoccupation with the private thoughts of others.
    2. A tendency to make policy based on an unseemly and obsessive preoccupation with the private thoughts of others.
    3. Policy made based on an unseemly and obsessive preoccupation with the private thoughts of others.

    Isn’t this a much more sensible object for the emotional connotation the term has? ^.^

  22. #22 craig
    February 1, 2007

    pervosity? pervasiveness?
    something like that…

  23. #23 Kristjan Wager
    February 1, 2007

    Hovind based his ideas on the far-right anti-tax movement’s ideas of taxing being illegal. Given the track record of how those people manage in court, I would say that it wouldn’t take great psychic powers to see this one coming.

    As an aside, I can’t help wonder if Glenn Stoll pays taxes of all the money he makes by teaching others about how the tax system is illegal.

  24. #24 Steve LaBonne
    February 1, 2007

    You know, these sorts of things certainly are funny, but when you think about it it’s really pretty scary that around 30% of our population (the same 30% that constitutes W’s rock-bottom base of support, no matter what) is just completely batshit insane. And not in a friendly, harmless way either. Really makes you wonder whether a country like this should be allowed to have nuclear weapons…

  25. #25 gravitybear
    February 1, 2007

    Boys says: Your Federal Government wanted to “get” an outspoken Christian and they did.

    The IRS, an executive agency, run by (appointees of) GWB, was out to get a vocal christian because of his religious views? That doesn’t seem right. Now, if Dr. Dino was muslim, then that would make sense.

  26. #26 David Marjanovi?
    February 1, 2007

    Really makes you wonder whether a country like this should be allowed to have nuclear weapons…

    And? All it has are nookular weapons.

  27. #27 David Marjanovi?
    February 1, 2007

    Really makes you wonder whether a country like this should be allowed to have nuclear weapons…

    And? All it has are nookular weapons.

  28. #28 gordonsowner
    February 1, 2007

    In response to Azkyroth:

    Yes, be wary of believing Bitch Ph.D… I did a little research on the internets, and I’m pretty confident that she does not have a bona fide Ph.D. in bitch. In fact, I couldn’t find anyone who received one in that field… very, very suspicious that she is trying to burnish her credentials with such an easily disproved title…

    Oh, as to Hovind rotting in jail… you know, Christ liked to hang out and minister to the criminals, and Chuck Colson was born again in prison… MLK did some of his best and most influential work from the Birmingham prison. Hovind and his supporters should be thankful that they get to go in and minister unto those who need it… truly, they get to live out WWJD?

  29. #29 Christian
    February 1, 2007

    I rather prefer being a provert.

    Expertise does have it’s finer points.

  30. #30 carey
    February 1, 2007

    I am so confused. In a universe with some 100 billion galaxies, just why is god so concerned with what I eat and how I use my genitalia? If only I had a good answer to that, I could understand why purposefully defrauding people is innocent, while falling in love with the ‘wrong’ person is morally reprehensible.

  31. #31 Carrie
    February 1, 2007

    Chinchillazilla, you should check out Professor Science. Much cooler than Dr. Dino (though with less screen time).

  32. #32 TomS
    February 1, 2007

    He wants Barney Frank in jail for dating a guy who ran a callboy service? Is that even something any of Barney Frank’s supporters would care about? Hell, is it even illegal?

    As someone who lives in Barney’s district now (but not then), we cared and were glad he was exonerated of wrongdoing.

    It would be a problem for many people (including me) if he had known about his boyfriend’s “business”, and it may even have been illegal for him to be the one paying the rent where the “business” took place if he knew, but that wasn’t the case.

  33. #33 horrobin
    February 1, 2007

    From Donny Boys’ credentials:

    His most recent book is ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse!

    This sounds like he’s warning people that America is using Islam as a trojan horse. Somehow, I don’t think that’s what he means.

  34. #34 Steve LaBonne
    February 1, 2007

    Somehow, I don’t think that’s what he means.

    No doubt, but ironically it’s a pretty good first-order description of what Bush and the neocons are trying to pull, with of course plenty of invaluable assistance from numbnuts like Boys.

  35. #35 Mooser
    February 1, 2007

    Tony- don’t do it in the road and scare the horses!

  36. #36 J-Dog
    February 1, 2007

    ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse

    Doesn’t that just mean Donny Boy won’t do horses without wearing a Trojan? Or does it mean he won’t let a horse do HIM without wearing a Trojan?

  37. #37 Ichthyic
    February 1, 2007

    Yes, be wary of believing Bitch Ph.D… I did a little research on the internets, and I’m pretty confident that she does not have a bona fide Ph.D. in bitch. In fact, I couldn’t find anyone who received one in that field…

    hmm, would somebody who had a PhD in veterinary science, specializing in female canines qualify?

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