I was wondering a bit about the Slavic Baptist churches. I poked around and found this article and then checked in with Rev William Thornton, the SBC Plodder, who is my go-to guy on all matters evangelical. He wrote me
My denomination does US church planting in many languages and ethnic groups. The church featured is SBC. Local to me are many Hispanic, Hmong, Korean, Vietnamese, Haitian, etc., baptist churches. I don't know anything about Hovind being big in these. The author of the article is a colleague of mine.He is referring to the California church in the article I found. At any rate, I need to do more work on this, but it appears that the Russian Baptists that Kent is courting have not brought a Russian form of Baptism to the United States, but rather have picked up on American old time religion.
Kent's announcement came near the end of this video starting at 2:40:37
It was a Q&A session with written questions and he specifically picked the question on why he had been in jail as one he wanted to address. He gave his standard innocence narrative that indicates the only thing he ever did was take his own money out of the bank and then indicated that freekenthovind.com will be starting a petition drive that with the attainment of 5,000 signature will lead to an investigation of his case, his exoneration and the payment of over $8 million.
I couldn't figure out how that is supposed to work. So I checked in with Ernie Land, Kent's consigliere. Here is what I got.
This is all third party, but on Kent and Jo Hovind’s original case. I do know there will be a petition signature request by Brady Byrum and a couple Attorney’s who are reviewing his research. The petition will be for Congress to review the case and it will focus on what I am told is fraud by the Government and conspiracy in that fraud by the Judge, which are not time barred in the nature of what research has found. I have seen the power point presentation Brady will be using, and it really nails the misuse of the codes that were allowed to be used in the grand jury indictments of that case. I do not hold out a lot of hope that anything will happen except delay and deny by the Government, but those American’s that watch Brady’s presentation will come to a knowledge that once again the Justice system and the DOJ not only misused law but violated law. I think the Government has underestimated the people, which is why I feel Trump can pull off a victory in the race to become President. We the people, at least the average and ordinary grassroots American people are fed up with the Feds.Brady Byrum is a familiar name, but I have not learned a lot about him, so I will leave this as a project for my commenters.
Peter J Reilly CPA makes his living doing tax returns and planning, but hopes to be the first tax blogger to give up his day job. He has been a Hovindologist since 2012.
It is kind of fascinating watching Kent perform with his words being translated into Russian. The question before the jail one, where he explains King James only was really confusing. I'm wondering why he did not point out the definitive Russian translation. It was pretty clear that a lot of Hovind's jokes did not translate that well into Russian judging by reactions.