It is worth noting that there the odds are pretty high that a goodly proportion of the jury consists of people that don't believe in evolution at least as it applies to humans. From what I have gathered polls show that over 40% of Americans believe that God created humans pretty much as they are now less than 10,000 years ago.
And this is Pensacola which has a lot of churches and a lot of believers. Rick Outzen explained the atmosphere in Pensacola where Hovind's ministry was just one of many exotic blossoms.
There is a good chance that such a jury would be more likely to convict Kent Hovind than the current one which probably has a few Catholics who may have heard that Pope Francis has told them evolution is OK. Catholics like that have probably not heard from Rudy Davis that Pope Francis is not to be trusted, him being a Jesuit and all.
What is the basis for this bold assertion? None other than the revelation this weekend from said Rudy Davis that "The local churches think Kent Hovind is a tax cheat"
Pensacola young earth creationist Steven Gray, whose home schooling was supplemented by math and science instruction from Kent Hovind explains the lack of enthusiasm among Pensacola Christians for Doctor Hovind's long battle with government authority which commenced with resistance to having to pull building permits.
Here is a link to Steven Gray's interview.
Hovindicators scattered across the nation can listen to Kent Hovind say that he is not a tax protester and has paid all the taxes he has owed and has not broken any laws and not know any different. They can believe that Kent Hovind attracted IRS attention because of his great ability to expose the lies of evolution and that all he ever did was take his own money out of the bank and mail a letter. Pensacola Christians, though, witnessed the decades of defiance that brought him to the attention of the IRS. Students at Pensacola Christian College where men and women cannot ride in the same elevator were forbidden to work at Dinosaur Advetureland because of Hovind' refusal to "render unto Caesar".
A jury composed exclusively of Pensacola evangelicals would not be that much help to Kent Hovind. In Pensacola, they know that it is about the taxes not the dinosaurs.