A news source calling itself Cowger Nation, which seems to be part of a new, socially conservative media outfit, has this at its website: FREE KENT HOVIND: Imprisoned 8+ Years; Now Facing New Trial for Bogus Charges with a Biased, Anti-Christian Judge Presiding. There’s a comments section at the end. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Dr. Kent Hovind, Baptist minister, Creation Science Evangelist and convicted tax code violator has served 99-months of a 10-year prison sentence for misapplied RICO statute and IRS employer tax laws.
That’s a fuzzy description of Hovind’s violations, and it ignores the fact that his “doctorate” is from a mail-order diploma mill, but that’s not important. The fun starts here:
In this writer’s opinion and that of Kent Hovind and many others, Mr. Hovind is innocent of all of the charges that have kept him imprisoned over the last 8+ years. The IRS and the federal government targeted Hovind for being an effective, outspoken conservative Christian creationist, who they wanted to keep silenced for his convincing anti-evolution views. Hovind’s sentence and ongoing prosecution is outrageous for an alleged victimless offense.
The author of the piece is George Lujack, of whom we never heard before. Let’s read on:
Hovind has done 99 months and they are seeking to lock him away for the rest of his life. [No, it won’t be quite that long.] This is all occurring while the “Reverend” Al Sharpton allegedly owes the IRS 4.5 million in back taxes. Sharpton, a polarizing racially divisive figure, is rewarded by society with his own opinionated “news” propaganda show on the MSNBC network and has reportedly been invited to the White House more than 80-times by Barack Obama as an advisor on race relations.
M’god — this guy sounds like he’s serious! Anyway, we have no idea what Sharpton owes, or why, or whether any actual fraud was involved. Lots of people owe back taxes they can’t afford to pay, but there isn’t any fraud involved. We don’t see much connection between the two situations, except that George Lujack likes Hovind and seems not to like Sharpton. Here’s more:
There are many anti-Hovind detractors. These people are generally atheist evolution proponents that would like to see Hovind spend the rest of his life in jail, (for tax related charges, of course!). It is obvious that these people are not rational, and are motivated against Hovind based on ideological philosophy. Kent Hovind upsets and rebukes their evolution worldview with articulate presentations of creationism, repeatedly demonstrating just how stupid evolution theory is. For this, they would like to see Hovind pay with his life.
Yes, that’s how it is for those who dare to refute Darwin. The rant continues:
In the 8+ years Hovind has spent in prison, he has been transferred between different jails over 20-times. This is an extraordinary amount of transfers for an inmate without any behavioral or other issues warranting such moves. It has been theorized by some Hovind supporters that these transfers may be purposefully being conducted with the intent and possible objective that Hovind could be murdered while being tranferred [sic] around.
Wow — the feds are trying to kill Hovind! Moving along:
8+ years is not enough, according to the latest federal charges pending against Hovind. Hovind, having appealed his original conviction and contesting the liens placed on his personal property that was seized by the federal government, now faces new criminal charges for multiple counts of contempt and for frivolously using the prison mail system to make those appeals! Hovind faces between 20-100 more years if convicted on any or all counts.
Aaaargh!! Hovind contested the original charges, and lost. Then he appealed and lost. He also contested the seizure of his property, and was unsuccessful in that. He had his day in court, and there are no more appeals available. He is not — despite the opinion of George Lujack — being penalized for those lawful appeals. He’s being charged with fraudulently trying to stop the feds from selling property that the courts have already determined was lawfully taken from him. Another excerpt:
Hovind’s new trial date has been rescheduled from Feb 9th till March 2 at the request of a prosecutor who claimed to have “family issues.” Well, my apologies to the prosecution, but Mr. Hovind has got a lot of family issues as well! He has not been home to see his family in over 8-years! … The Sixth Amendment’s Constitutional right to a speedy trial does not apply in the ongoing continued prosecution of Kent Hovind!
Yeah, there’s no justice for a creationist! On with the article:
Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida is the federal judge set to preside over the upcoming Hovind trial. Judge Rodgers was the same judge that presided over Hovind’s original trial and who sentenced him to 10-years in prison. Judge Rodgers has an anti-Christian bias, having issued a court order in the past to a school district to refrain from promoting religious activity at school events.
Gasp! She should be disqualified from holding any governmental position. In fact, she should be burned at the stake for witchcraft! Okay, one final excerpt:
Kent Hovind is a man that has been incarcerated for his outspoken Christian faith and his well-spoken presentations refuting evolution theory, which is the science and “religion” of the U.S. public school system and higher “scientific” education institutions.
Life imprisonment, or any continued incarceration, is cruel and unusual punishment for Kent Hovind. Hovind is a righteous Christian family man, devoted husband and father, who is not violent and a person who has never even drank an alcoholic beverage in his life. Kent Hovind is not a threat to himself, his family or society.
[T]he government continues to persecute Hovind over alleged tax code violations and related charges, because they cannot refute or counter his creation theories that oppose their secular atheist evolution philosophy. They want Kent Hovind to remain silenced in prison for life.
So there you are. Hovind is a victim of the global Darwinite conspiracy and its vicious instrument, the IRS.
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