This post was originally published on Forbes Jul 26, 2015
I would not have expected the various people who worked to help Kent Hovind avoid more prison time to become the basis of a new movement. Rudy Davis, who became the movement's most prominent face, always emphasized that people needed to put aside their doctrinal differences to help their brother in the Lord. What they are falling out over, though, is a real surprise at least to me - Flat Earth. I'll give you a little background, since Flat Earth is not something that comes up a lot in tax blogs.
...a hodgepodge of creationists, sovereign citizens, militia members, conspiracy theorists, Christian sects, opportunists, con-men, race haters, bullies, bloggers and genuine sympathizers of Hovind
I am currently working with Attorneys to have 2 corporations set up. The goal is to have a Corporation operate the for profit things of the Ministry like sales of literature, videos and materials, as well as move toward a mini theme park type creation and dinosaur adventure land. The hope is we can replicate the creation science evangelism across the world, by either licensed agreements or more probably, after Attorneys establish proper protocol, franchises. The idea would be to use Kent Hovind teachings in each theme park in a way that Kent Hovind becomes to dinosaur theme parks as Colonel Sanders is to chicken eateries. The goal of the second corporation is to set up a board and seek a not for profit status as a science foundation. Kent will teach the theology and consult as a third party. He and his wife have separate Counsel and separate tax advisors, as will the corporations which are held by third party. His current plans are to seek retirement, enjoy his family, while continuing his teaching on creation, the flood, and the coming end times via social media, radio, and broadcast.