Kent Hovind goes to jail…again!

These hardened criminals and repeat offenders…Kent Hovind has been found guilty, guilty, guilty of domestic violence in the third degree for throwing his girlfriend/”wife” to the ground. He’s been sentenced to a year in jail, but will only have to serve 30 days, and pay a fine.

This is going to punch a hole in his daily YouTube posting schedule. I checked the one from yesterday — it contains a long rant about the US prison system in which he claims the system of Biblical punishments was better, that getting a fine and 40 lashes was more humane than locking someone up. I kind of agree with him — US prisons are all kinds of fucked up, but not with whipping people — but I didn’t hear him say anything about the injustice of beating a spouse up.

It’ll be interesting to see what he complains about when he gets out.


  1. Akira MacKenzie says

    I can here the Bible-beaters now: “Thirty days an’ $500 fur beatin’ yur Ol’ Lady?! That’s ‘ere an outrage, ‘specially again’ a Man O’ Gawd!”

  2. HidariMak says

    Their big book of morality would say that Kent was acting like he should have, and that his girlfriend should have received the lashing. Judges 19:29 is not about “the bad guy”, as one example.

  3. nomadiq says

    Maybe he should be subjected to Sharia Law where a potential punishment would be his wife/girlfriend or her family get to beat the shit out of him. I don’t believe in that, but sometimes ‘eye for an eye’ would feel so good.

  4. wzrd1 says

    I’m all for throwing someone onto the ground, then diving upon them – when incoming fire is going on.
    Throwing out the door or lowish window, if there’s a fire.
    Shoving away from a raging idiot that ignited near-equal rage, yeah. see example 1.
    Incoming artillery, a no brainer on throwing someone down into cover.

    I can see conditions to harm someone that way, such as an antimasker trying to rip a mask off. Well, that and trying to cause mass harm, such as an increasing number of mass shooters have tried, the potential victim thrown down, then hopefully, the shooter.

    My preferred violence involves me attempting to make music from a violin. Given my legendary lack of skill with stringed instruments, it’s equally likely that I’d craft music from a violin as achieving a high soprano note from a tuba.
    Give me a keyboard or even an accordion, I’ll quickly be spot on.
    I do want to replace a lost/stolen mandolin, dual string beat does have its charm, as does a harpsichord.

    Oh, one other condition I’d happily throw someone to the ground: Being on fire and suffering the obligatory panic. Can’t put you out when you’re running about!

  5. whheydt says

    Re: wzrd1 @ #6…
    Actually…rolling someone on the ground when they’re on fire is the way to put it out. Better if you have a wool blanket to wrap them in. Best if the blanket is saturated with fire retardant chemicals.

  6. gijoel says

    I’m not a fan of corporal punishment, but I’m willing to make an exception for ol’ wife beating Kent.

  7. tacitus says

    I’m quite surprised he was found guilty, given it was a he said, she said situation with a fairly ambiguous audio recording regarding the violent incident itself.

    Still, all that will happen is he’ll have even more cause (in his mind) for victimhood, and the money will keep rolling in.

  8. jrkrideau says

    getting a fine and 40 lashes was more humane than locking someone up
    And think of the sayings to the tax payer. Keeping someone in prison is not cheap.

  9. birgerjohansson says

    That Hovind feller seems unstable, and a compulsive liar. We have found the GOP 2024 presidential candidate.
    Most important, he can probably quote the bible from memory. That will get the suckers out to vote.

  10. birgerjohansson says

    Question: There is a difference between “rubes” and “suckers” but I am not certain of how subtle it is. Can you call someone a rube without being insulting?
    If ordinary evangelists are rubes, then people who send money to televangelists are definitely suckers, if I understand Merican correctly.

  11. birgerjohansson says

    Tacitus @ 13
    I hope the new wife has the sense to leave him while he is in prison. I doubt any anti-wife-beating therapy will have a lasting effect, not with a professional criminal like Hovind.

  12. KG says


    Yes, it would. No-one, including the most depraved serial child-killer, should be beaten up or raped in prison. The state must not outsource the punishment of crime to criminals. Jokes, and obviously insincere expressions of concern that such a thing might happen, are vile, and not welcome here.

  13. DLC says

    I was going to say something like “prison rape comment in 3, 2, 1 . . . ” but @15 nowamfound filled in that bingo slot.

  14. whheydt says

    I think more fitting would be for some other prisoner to ask him what he was in for. When told it was for beating up his girl friend, it would be highly appropriate for all the other prisoners to point at him and start laughing.

    So, no, I don’t want to hear that he was beaten, let alone raped in prison. I want to hear that he was ridiculed and derided by the other prisoners.