EVERYONE remembers Kent Hovind, one of the most unrestrained creationists in the game — until the feds convicted him of tax evasion. We’ve written about him before. See: Kent Hovind: Creationist Role Model, and WorldNetDaily on Kent Hovind.
Well, he’s back in the news again. We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from Feds can seize Dinosaur Adventure Land, which appears in the Pensacola News Journal. The bold font was added by us:
A federal judge has cleared the way for the government’s seizure of a creationism theme park in Pensacola. A ruling this week says the nine properties that make up Dinosaur Adventure Land, and two bank accounts associated with the park will be used to satisfy $430,400 in restitution owed to the federal government.
A sad ending to a glorious creationist enterprise. Let’s read on:
Kent Hovind, who founded the park and his ministry, Creation Science Evangelism, is serving 10 years in federal prison as a result of a tax-fraud conviction for failing to pay more than $470,000 in employee taxes in a long-running dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. Kent Hovind was found guilty in November 2006 on 58 counts, including failure to pay employee taxes and making threats against investigators.
Look what those Darwinists did to that great man! At least the ministry website is still up there to inspire young minds: Creation Science Evangelism. We continue:
He claimed no income or property since he was employed by God and said that his ministers were not subject to payroll taxes.
Sounds reasonable. We’ll skip the middle of the article. Here’s the end:
Kent Hovind made a series of quick transfers to conceal his ownership of the properties at risk for seizure, according to court documents filed by the U.S. attorney’s office.
Eric Hovind [Kent’s son, who has managed the park since his father’s incarceration] was not available for comment Friday. His secretary said he could not be reached until Monday.
If ever anyone was “expelled,” it’s poor ol’ Kent Hovind.
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