Friday, July 14, 2006

Kent Hovind Arrested

Evangelist Kent Hovind has been arrested on 58 federal charges including all manner of fraud and tax evasion. For those of you who don't know him, Kent is a Young Earth Creationist who created his own dinosaur theme park to teach children that god made the dinosaurs and the rest of the earth in six days. He calls himself Dr. Dino, although Dr. Dunno might be more appropriate.

Hovind has a history of behaving as though man's law does not apply to him. His dino land was shut down in April because Kent believes zoning laws are against his religion. Here's some more detail on his past brushes with the law, and more detail on his current arrest. Here's an entire site dedicated to an analysis of his various stupidities.

So why didn't I save this for a Midweek Cuckoo? Because i don't believe Kent is crazy. I'm not even entirely sure he's a christian or a creationist. I think he just likes money a lot, and religion is a good excuse to claim tax exemption. I think he's a crook, not a kook.

6 Comments:

Blogger Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Guess what he's getting for his birthday .

July 15, 2006 5:51 AM  
Blogger moonflake said...

personally i'd prefer he get the kind of soap that's easy to drop

July 17, 2006 9:24 AM  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Right on, Moonflake.
You gotta love it when the "high and righteous" fall foul to their own schemes.

July 18, 2006 12:38 PM  
Blogger Wyrd said...

I do so love the university I'm at. Potchefstroom (recently renamed Thlokwe) campus has been in religious ecstacy over the reports that the great Hovind himself was going to visit us.

Me, being a reader of this great blog, was therefore more than slighty amused by this here news. I've posted it wherever I can on the internal discussion forums of the university just to really upset all the organizers and supporters that somehow didn't get the notice that semi-devine Kent is prohibited from leaving north florida in the near future.

Funny stuff, I still randomly burst into fits of laugter whenever someone brings up the eminent esteemed visit ...

July 22, 2006 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's easy to criticise a man who speaks the truth.

July 23, 2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger moonflake said...

um, no, actually it's quite hard to criticise men who speak truth, because they're backed up by facts and evidence. Liars, on the other hand, are very easily criticised, as demonstrated here.

You have to ask yourself, if he'll lie to the IRS, what's stopping him from lying to you?

July 24, 2006 9:34 AM  

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