I mean, you get assaulted for your religious beliefs by a vicious state government determined to grind you underfoot, because, y’know, evangelical Christians are constantly persecuted in
But don’t fret, “true” believers. After all, God loves a martyr, and He’s got a big payoff for those who throw themselves under a bus (or even better, in front of a government bullet) in His holy name, which means—that’s right—an E-ticket straight to heaven with all the blueberry muffins you can eat!
And who wouldn’t wanna be publicly mocked and disemboweled for that?
Alas, such is the struggle of Kent Hovind (AKA: “Dr. Dino”), currently a guest of the Pensacola Federal Prison Camp in
Kent Hovind (Inmate #06452-017)
On top of all this, in 2001
Yet aside from these burdens,
Long story, short: in November 2006, while being tried on 58 counts of tax evasion,
When asked by the Judge [presiding over his trial] where he lives, Hovind replied: "I live in the
After making brilliant statements like this in court, perhaps it’s not surprising that
So that was that, case closed. The legal system happily moved on.
Yet as you can see from a recent blog entry below (dated 3-28-07),
As much as I wish I were home with my family and staff and back out preaching, and as much as I still don’t understand what I did wrong or why this all happened, I do know it is my duty to forgive those who hurt me and my family (that’s been hard!) and to reach those I meet for the Lord. We had a great revival in G2O at the county jail and I am trusting God to do the same here.
Maybe God is allowing me to see and experience this to prepare me to serve during the one-thousand year reign of Christ (Luke 19:19). Maybe it is so I will better understand the broken hearts of millions of innocent people who have been jailed, beaten or killed over the centuries by heartless dictators or ruthless governments. Maybe there are dozens of other reasons known only to God, but this I know: God is too good to make a mistake. I’ve served God too long (38 years) to doubt His wisdom. Just as Moses only got to see God after He passed by (Exodus 33:22), I have learned that I often see God’s hand after He’s done.
Never mind he and his wife, Jo, had owed $845K in unpaid taxes, and that
But what to make of
But hey, first thing’s first.
For now, Kent Hovind will have to trust in God that this evil conspiracy levied at him will be one day dispelled, and the doors of his prison will swing wide open with a crack of thunder, signaling Kent’s divine parole. In the meantime, we can take heart that the
Note: Hovind’s lectures over the years have created a geyser of bizarre statements explaining his unshakable knowledge of science, history, politics, and religion. So just for fun, I think I’ll let
"[Evolution Theory] is the motivating factor for guys like Hitler and Stalin and George W. Bush, by the way, who is a Satan worshipper, like we don't know that."
- "Truth Radio" 3 April 2006 @ 19:20 (Tape 1)
"There is [in Darwinism] definitely a conspiracy, but I don’t think that it is a human conspiracy. I don’t believe there is a smoke filled room where a group of men get together and decide to teach evolution in all the schools. I believe that it is at a much higher level. I believe that it is a Satanic conspiracy. The reason these different people come to the same conclusion is not because they all met together; it is because they all work for the devil. He is their leader and they don’t even know it."
- "Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution," 1996
"I suspect SARS is one of the many, many, many man-made pathogens to purposely lower the human population. That's just what I would suspect. I love my country; I fear my government, okay. There have been all kinds of things produced in the last 50 years in various laboratories - and things like that - that are designed to kill people. Bottom line: I think SARS is probably one of those man-made pathogens, like probably AIDS is the same thing."
- "Truth Radio", 7 August 2003, 42:30
"My take on what happened with the moon landing was [......] they suspect [sic] that on impact that the cameras would be damaged because back in 1969 cameras weren't, you know, like they are today, as good. So they had a studio set up at CBS to mimic the moon landing. And sure enough the cameras broke and so they flipped, you know, the CBS studio on. And what you saw of the footage of the '69 moon landing was actually at a CBS studio."
- "Creation Evolution and Dinosaurs session #5 Q&A", 1:55, January 2002
- "Evolution: the Foundation for Communism, Nazism, Socialism, and the New World Order - Video - Part 5" @1:36:10, June 2003
"Did you know that the black suited organization that attacked the Koresh cult [in
- "Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 6", 1996, (a transcript of Kent Hovind's early sermons)