Monday, March 9, 2015

Coach Dave Daubenmire Wrong About How A "Jury of Peers" Would Help Kent Hovind

As the trial of Kent Hovind enters its fifth day, Coach Dave Daubenmire throws out an interesting theory.  Should people who believe in evolution be included on the jury weighing the evidence in the case of Kent Hovind?

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 something even more ironic than the observation that Kent Hovind probably already has several creationist peers on the jury.  That irony would be to question how well Kent Hovind would do if he had what the Coach might think of as a real jury of peers.  How would Kent Hovind do if the jury was exclusively Pensacola Young Earth Creationist King James Only Christians?

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.


  1. I think it's "render unto Caesar"

    1. Right, Thanks. Don't know how I managed that one. A bit rushed.

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  3. i know nothing of American Tax law, but according to what i've heard from interviews with Doc Dino I have a few questions to ask, from what I've picked up from thousands of miles across the pond, if i may? This 1099 that has been mentioned, is there a minimum wage, or must it be submitted regardless? Is this Doc Dino ordained and if so why is it that he gets 10 years on trumped up structuring charges, (withdrawing his Ministries money and paying his student missionaries in cash) while the Reverend Sun Myung Moon only gets 18 months for for Tax Evasion?

  4. The threshold for a 1099 is $600 in a year.

    Hovind's sentence was within guidelines. Many people who are charged with tax crimes plead guilty and say they are sorry, which gives them credit on the federal sentencing guidelines.

    Hovind also has personal income tax issues, a very large civil liability, although there were no criminal charges in that matter.

    He publically said that he had not filed an individual return for 28 years. He no longer preaches that the tax laws as commonly understood are invalid but he had been doing that prior to his prosecution.

    The Hovindication narrative of Kent as an innocent man who has paid all his taxes is, to be charitable, incomplete. More accurate would be to say that he has not broken any laws he believes are valid and has paid all the taxes he believes he owes.