In an excessive burst of TMI, Hovindicators will follow that up with the revelation that Kent Hovind was a virgin when he got married.
At any rate, much like a stopped clock that is right twice a day, Kent Hovind is more right about alcohol than the message that is sent out on Saint Patrick's Day.
You could get into a debate about whether ethnic stereotypes can ever be benign. You can also get into a debate about whether this or that ethnic stereotype might have some statistical justification. There might be some unfortunate trait that afflicts 1% of the population. For Group A, though it is 3%. So when you see a group of people with the unfortunate trait, a high percentage of them will be from Group A, thereby giving you an argument that the stereotype has foundation. Still 97% of Group A does not have the trait.
An ethnic stereotype can be harmful because of the way it causes others to treat members of the group. In a free diverse society, that harm will have limits. The real harm comes when members of the group embrace the stereotype.
The two most harmful stereotypes that I grew up with are the association of Americans of Italian descent with organized crime and the connection of Americans of Irish descent with excessive alcohol consumption. The latter probably does a lot more harm, because it is not that hard to act on. Worse it actually has a holiday associated with it.
I've written about the issue on forbes.com with some other alternatives here and here.
This Saint Patrick's Day my call out is restricted to Irish descent graduates of Jesuit colleges.
Do you really want to have a day in the year when you are being stupider than Kent Hovind?
If not, then don't drink to excess and don't support a holiday tradition that is tied into alcohol abuse.