There isn’t much news yet out of Pensacola and the trial of Kent Hovind. There are a few protesters with signs marching around, and there are plenty of opinions, like this one by Kathleen Green: The real victim is Kent Hovind.
People hate Brother Hovind not for who he is but for whom he testifies to: Jesus Christ. He preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ and points people to the truth of the Holy Bible and the lies of the culture, the educational system, and the media. He is not a tax evader; he is not a tax protester. He is a patriot who loves America, loves freedom, loves Jesus Christ and is unashamedly about his purpose to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. He cares for the souls of people.
The majority of the people who arrested and convicted Hovind of tax evasion were not atheists; we haven’t infiltrated every branch of government, you know, and Northern Florida is really a Christian stronghold. If we atheists were running the show, though, we wouldn’t be criminalizing Christianity, but the country would look a lot different: there wouldn’t be any debate over abortion or gay rights, and scientists would be getting elected to congress all over the place.
And I’m afraid Hovind is a convicted tax evader. That isn’t the issue here. That’s a settled fact. Another op-ed by Dee Holmes makes that clear.
Kent Hovind was convicted of 12 counts of tax evasion, 45 counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid bank reporting requirements and one count of obstruction of the IRS in 2006. In addition to his 10-year sentence, the jury found Hovind and his wife, Jo, liable for a forfeiture of $430,400 as part of the structuring conviction.
Really. That’s what got him jailed, not his Christian beliefs, or even his kooky Young Earth Creationist beliefs. If those are crimes, why isn’t Ray Comfort or Kirk Cameron in a prison camp right now? It could be argued that Cameron deserves it for his recent movies. But stupidity, ignorance, incompetence, and lousy movies really are not criminal offenses.
I am kind of annoyed at anyone who claims Hovind is a patriot. He isn’t. He is one of those Sovereign Citizen kooks who has renounced his citizenship and claims Florida and America have no standing to try him.
1.WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENTfor the proceedings. Not just withdrawal of consent from the criminal trial, but withdrawal of consent to thecurrent fraudulent de facto STATE OF FLORIDA, and United States. This apparently rendersunlawful and fraudulentallCommander in Chief presidential Executive Orders. Thus, despite being in prison for eight years,I am not the property of the Court. Under no circumstances may I be detained in any way whatsoever, nor at any time, past, present or future.
Ta-da! America doesn’t exist! Now let me go home!
2. CLAIM THAT NO COURT HAS JURISDICTION because he is, quoteA shipowner who sends his vessel into a foreign port, and isIn Uniform, with a fully marked vessel flying flags claiming dual citizenship status.
3. RENOUNCE YOUR U.S CITIZENSHIP (again):I have never been, I am not now, nor will I ever be, a 14th Amendment UNITED STATES or Article XIV citizen.
It’s actually rather revealing that so many people defend a guy who has been ripping off Christians for years and who has renounced America by claiming that he’s being persecuted for his Christianity and is a True American Patriot. It’s impressive how powerful a good loud thump of the Bible is, overwhelming people’s own interests.