Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Pensacola News Journal of Pensacola, Florida — home of the creationist ministry of Kent Hovind (a/k/a “Dr. Dino”), and also the site of his recent trial. It’s titled Kent Hovind has served his time. An icon below the headline will take you to the newspaper’s comments feature.
Unless a letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. This one definitely qualifies for full name treatment. He signs the letter as Nick Lally, chairman, board of directors, Creation Science Hall of Fame. Here’s a link to their website. We wrote about them once — see Kentucky Experiences the “Hambo Effect”. Excerpts from Nick’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Allow me to set the record straight about Kent Hovind. I met Kent at his church when attending the Creation Boot Camp. I found him to be a man of God, which was also reflected in every one of his exhibits at the Dino Park.
That was very nice. Now the record has been set straight. Then Nick tells us:
No matter what you think of him, guilty or not, he has paid his debt to society.
Not quite. Hovind has just about completed the prison term for his 2006 tax fraud conviction, but now he’s in trouble for additional crimes — well, alleged crimes. Then Nick informs us of his personal beliefs:
I personally believe Kent is in prison out of principle and not deceit.
Now we know how Nick personally feels. He continues:
Recently, you have seen his trial where one out of four charges resulted in a hung jury.
Yup. We wrote about that here: Kent Hovind Trial: He’s Guilty! Back to Nick’s letter:
What will the government do now? Will they keep him in jail until they find a new jury that will convict him, thereby putting him away forever?
That seems to be the plan. We wrote about that too — see Kent Hovind Will Be Tried Again. If you need background information, that’s where you’ll find it. Then Nick says:
It’s time that the local Christians step up to the plate and protect this brother. It’s time that your churches in Pensacola demand Kent’s release.
Yeah. Poor Hovind — his troubles have nothing to do with being a flamboyant scofflaw. He’s being persecuted only because he’s a Christian. And now we come to the end:
Enough is enough. I urge the local Christians to contact Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers and tell her how you feel.
Well, Nick, since feelings are so important to you, here’s how the Curmudgeon feels: BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
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