Creation evangelist appeals conviction after 5 years
After five years in a federal penitentiary, the mission of the popular Florida-based creation-science lecturer and theme-park creator known as Dr. Dino remains the same: Win people to faith in Jesus Christ and get out of prison.
In an email from a minimum security satellite of the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., Kent Hovind told WND he has seen numerous inmates come to Christian faith as he continues to appeal his 2006 conviction, which resulted in a 10-year sentence.
His son, Eric Hovind, who now directs the ministry founded in Pensacola in 1989 as Creation Science Evangelism, contends the government completely misrepresented his parents in the trial, portraying them as anti-government radicals. His mother, Jo, served one year in prison. With time off for good behavior, his father has another three years to serve if his appeals are unsuccessful, according to his attorney....
Mat 22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
Pontificus Maximus is the image and superscription on that penny. Kent Hovind did not file his 501 C Tax exemption. Hovind did not render unto Caesar his penny. He is guilty.
You want Hovind condemned. You have righteous indignation. You are a good citizen per Romans 13.. you file the papers and make agreements not to say certain things so you dont HAVE to pay Caesar. But when was the last time YOU, Preacher preached on Revelation 17? Preacher, Kent did not render to Caesar,what belonged to Caesar but YOU sir, have not rendered to God, what is GODS. You made my Fathers flock a prey to every beast of the field.The state of this nation is directly on your shoulders and the horrors we are facing are because YOU refused to preach the whole counsel of God.
And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet. Eze 34:19
Kent had his day in court. He also has a right to appeal. Just because a crook hides behind the cloak of religiosity, doesn't get any sympathy from me!
He is guilty of peddling The Word, until proven otherwise. However, I see an atheist as a good idea. Since Hovind isn't a violent man, he should be released third money to pay his tax debts plus penalties. Now that does sound like a reasonable thing to do--Maybe.
wikinews wrote: During the sentencing a recording of telephone conversations Hovind made from jail was played in court. In those conversations 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." In other recordings played Hovind was trying to hide assets from the government. One conversation with Eric Hovind, Kent Hovind's son, showed the two conspire to put assets in other peoples names and "loan" a motorhome with intent to have it returned. This was in violation of a court order, which allows property to be seized in restitution of owed money.‚Ä¶
When hard truth is mocked and not pursued, we are left with a cowardice and self preservation that is sold as Americanism. Contrast this to the spirit of 1776 whereby men took up the cause for liberty and were celebrated as patriots. Character is affirmed when you follow a man home, not when he decalres himself a good tax paying citizen in the open. What good is this man's self righteous active ignorance anyway when such a man sneers at anyone like Kent (or especially Kent if you hate God) does some research on the matter and wants honesty in their government regarding transparency in tax law? Get some intellectual honesty and undertsand the issue historically and constitutionally. See "America: From Freedom To Fascism" by Aaron Russo here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5355374476580235299#
Listen to the author of the tax code refuse to answer clear & honest questions about where your obligation is in the "law" then ask whom is a cheat. Hear former IRS agents explain what they found when asked to answer what the law is. Hear a judge say as in the Hovind case, "I will not allow the law in my courtroom!" Time to put down your stones and put on some understanding of why people like Kent were willing to take such a risk for a principle they are so convinced of.
Rufus, the appeal process is not denied to him, nor would I deny him the availability of that process. He was found guilty of crimes by a jury of his peers, and he will remain guilty until he is found not so by the court system.
Let the legal process worked the case through, if for no other reason perhaps more material will come to light--on one side or the other.
Dick, you're going to have to explain yourself a little better. Both of you still have not pointed out how this man did use the cloak of religiosity to break the law. As I pointed out before,
Withdrawing your money from your own account in sums less than $10,000 without filling out paperwork should not get someone 10 years in jail. Praying that God would come against your enemies should not get someone 10 years in jail. It is 58 counts of rubbish with two Judas "Christians" and numerous agents of the state coming against an innocent man.
Neither Kent Hovind nor the apostle Paul "whined" about their bonds. They both asked for folks prayers and certainly both desired to be free. Yet in their bonds they both did what they could to serve the Lord and preach the Gospel.
"The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen." - Col 4:18
Rufus, you mean I should look at the court transcript? The support that this fellow is getting, reminds me of the support that Teflon Televangelists get. You didn't see the apostle Paul whine and bemoaned his fate when he was cast into prison. The prisons he was placed in weren't as comfortable of quarters as this fellow receives.
It is great that pastors at least have some secular reason for doing what is biblical in not commenting on things that weren't ascribed to in the Bible. Notice the aforementioned apostle? The apostle Paul did mess in politics. The Believer and Politics
Thirty nine years as an athirst until God brought this man into my life. He showed me the flaws and assumptions pumped into my head as a child. Praise the Lord he battles on for Jesus Christ and proclaims the truth to the lost.
Kent Hovind went to jail because he did not pay his taxes. He has been condemned as a criminal by countless ministers.. who themselves signed a 501-3 tax exemption and agreed to silence and not to adress certain issues of my Lords gospel in return for filthy lucre. Beware of wolves... and so called creationists who use the roman catholic bible.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Perhaps his mission field is in prison? 'Hovind, self-styled as "Dr. Dino" (whose Ph.D, from a non-accredited correspondence university, is in Christian education) believes in Biblical literalism claimed that he is not liable for taxes and his "ministry" does not have to "render unto Caesar" because, as he claimed, his workers are "missionaries" not "employees".' Quotation from, "Dr Dino" gets 10 years in prison after failure to pay taxes. 1 Timothy 1 8 But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,---NASB
That you would side with the government and be in opposition to the Christian was most predictable. Should you desire to know truth on this matter, you will need to dig further than a Wiki.
'Hovind, self-styled as "Dr. Dino" (whose Ph.D, from a non-accredited correspondence university, is in Christian education) believes in Biblical literalism claimed that he is not liable for taxes and his "ministry" does not have to "render unto Caesar" because, as he claimed, his workers are "missionaries" not "employees".' Quotation from, "Dr Dino" gets 10 years in prison after failure to pay taxes.
1 Timothy 1 8 But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,---NASB
Pray for brother Kent and may the Lord bless him for his faithful, courageous stand against the beast. Vengeance is of the Lord, and he will righteously judge and reward ALL terrorists involved not only in this matter, but all similar antichrist matters where his children are persecuted. Shame on all who side with the beast, as they will reap their reward too!
Praise God for the faithfulness of Brother Hovind and the souls that have been saved in prison. May the Lord send an angel to free this political prisoner and this unjust sentence. Notice stories like TSA agents steal $40,000 from citizens and they get 5 months in jail. Kent Hovind on the other hand gets 10+ years for not filling out paperwork that he was not legally bond to complete anyway. May God free him soon so that he can be with his family etc.