I waded through the filth so you don’t have to


Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. Kent Hovind, creationist, is bad enough, but Kent Hovind, groomer, is enough to disgust anyone. There have been some developments in the revelations about what goes on at Dinosaur Adventure Land. Unfortunately, no one involved in discussing the story can write, so you have to sit through long rambling videos to extract the facts.

I’ll spare you that. If you must drill down through the slime, there’s a video on YouTube by Cindi Lincoln (Hovind’s ex-wife) and another on UGetTube, a right-wing conspiracist site, by a YEC who doesn’t like Hovind. I had to sit through a commercial for MyPillow to see that one.

OK, here’s the short summary. Kent Hovind has a good buddy named Chris Jones — they’ve been friends for 30 years, Hovind says — who showed up at DAL with a young boy in tow. The problem: Chris Jones has been “convicted on multiple charges of lewd acts against minors” and is on a sex offender registry. The kid is not related to Jones.

Normal people in that situation would ask many pointed questions of their pedophile friend and would call the police. No, not Kent Hovind! He says the charges against Jones were trumped up, just like the charges against him that put him in jail for ten years. Most of us would be extremely suspicious of a convicted pedophile showing up with an 11 year old boy, but what Kent did instead was put the man and his mysterious child in an empty house, with nothing but a mattress on the floor, for 5 days.

And then the kid disappears. People are looking for him, but Kent says it’s fine, his pedophile friend had the permission of the child’s mother to take charge of him. Now he’s been found, and his mother is grateful for the return of her boy, and has reported Chris Jones to the police.

Hovind still defends Jones. He went on the awful Brett Keane YouTube show to protest his innocence, and in the process, admit that he put a convicted child molester and a child in a house, unsupervised.

Does evangelical Christianity have the molestation of children as one of its precepts? Get out while you can!


Another development: the boy is pressing charges against Chris Jones, so Kent Hovind calls him a “moron”. Not Jones, his victim.

Comments

  1. Larry says

    They’re evil, wicked slime creatures from top to bottom, every single one of them.

  2. raven says

    Child sexual abuse has always been high in fundie churches.
    Once again, some data.
    But the second best predictor is conservative religiosity, accompanied by parental belief in traditional male-female roles.

    From “Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches”, by Carolyn Holderread Heggen, Herald Press, Scotdale, PA, 1993 p. 73:

    “A disturbing fact continues to surface in sex abuse research. The first best predictor of abuse is alcohol or drug addiction in the father.
    But the second best predictor is conservative religiosity, accompanied by parental belief in traditional male-female roles.
    This means that if you want to know which children are most likely to be sexually abused by their father, the second most significant clue is *whether or not the parents belong to a conservative religious group with traditional role beliefs and rigid sexual attitudes*. (Brown and Bohn, 1989; Finkelhor, 1986; Fortune, 1983; Goldstein et al, 1973; Van
    Leeuwen, 1990). (emphasis in original)

  3. says

    No surprise if Dumb Idiot Ham and/or his AiG cronies does the same thing, committing rape, sodomy, and lewd acts against innocent children going to their putrid camps, attractions, and universities.

  4. Louis says

    There are people in the world for whom no low is too low. Hovind is firmly in this group.

    Louis

  5. KG says

    “Suffer the little children…” (Yes, I know that in context, “Suffer” there means “Allow”, but someone had to say it!)

  6. says

    Yes, thank you for your service, wading through that shit.
    I would, but I don’t have the shoes. Also, I’d be throwing up constantly.

  7. kenbakermn says

    You had to watch a MyPillow commercial? Oh, that ain’t right. If I were in Morris I’d buy you a stiff drink.

  8. tacitus says

    So that means Hovind can be charged as an accessory, right?

    Maybe, if the boy claims something happened on his property. Either way, child endangerment would seem to be appropriate. But I doubt the authorities will come after Hovind unless the boy actually sexually assaulted on the property.

    However, given how much his former wives and associates are willing to say about how he runs his tin-pot ministry, it wouldn’t be at all difficult for the feds to find reasons for sticking Hovind back in jail for violating his parole if they decided to look into the matter, but I doubt that will happen either.

  9. wzrd1 says

    Well, it comes down to a dyslexic comprehension of one phrase in the holly bauble.
    Make the “children suffer”, from the King Jimmy, “Suffer the children to come unto me”, I’ll leave it to one’s imagination as to how they’re to suffer…

  10. René says

    To me, it seems being American is tantamount to wading thru (see, what I did there?) filth every day.

  11. felixmagister says

    It’s good to see that Catholicism and Protestantism, for all their historical quarrels, are united on the important things.

  12. Oggie: Mathom says

    But the second best predictor is conservative religiosity, accompanied by parental belief in traditional male-female roles.

    Colour me shocked. This is my shocked face. Really.

    As some may remember, my abuser was a scout leader and was locally up there in the LDS. And he went far beyond ‘belief in traditional male-female roles.’ He considered anyone who would not use/abuse ‘children’ (and that included all women and manymen) to be a child. And children existed to give pleasure to men, whether they wanted it or not. I view the combination of ‘god will forgive me’ and ‘men must be biblical men’ to be a very toxic combination.

  13. says

    C’mon now. They’re just following their Big Book of Rules, specifically, those ten commandments. There isn’t one that says “Thou shalt not molest”, just like there isn’t one that says “Thou shalt not rape” or “Thou shalt not enslave others” or “Thou shalt not commit genocide”. And the BBR has plenty of examples of people being commanded or allowed to do those latter things, so it just stands to reason that the BBR, by extension, is suggesting molestation is OK. Right Kent? Right?? We know you’re in there Kent, we can hear you breathing…

  14. birgerjohansson says

    And there was not anything in the original constutution that says people should not do pedophily stuff.
    So outlawing child fuckery us modern librul judicial activism.

  15. says

    Headlining the sex abuse scandals in the Catholic church minimizes how sex abuse by religious leaders of the children in evangelical faith communities is a far worse problem. We don’t notice because it’s so fragmented, where the Catholic church is a world wide behemoth.

  16. says

    @24 Helge,
    Take a look at the Freedom From Religion Foundation newsletter (Freethought Today) any month. They have a section on “black collar crime”. Tons of examples of church sex abuse by evangelicals. They’re doing their part to get the word out. ffrf.org

  17. brightmoon says

    I always thought Hovind was a smarmy lying a-hole . He’s actually a lot worse than I thought he was

  18. fishy says

    but what Kent did instead was put the man and his mysterious child in an empty house, with nothing but a mattress on the floor, for 5 days.
    I imagined it was filmed and there is evidence.

  19. Kagehi says

    My question, given the circumstances, is, “If you profess to not believe/know that you are aiding and abetting a crime, can they still charge you with conspiracy?” Because, Kent…..

  20. Nemo says

    Remember, it’s projection all the way down with these people.

    And their favorite slur lately is to accuse all Democrats and all gay people of being pedophiles…

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