SEB Mailbag: Another “Kent Hovind is in jail because he speaks the truth” email.

I swear the Kent Hovind fans out there are as nutty as he is. This was clear from the very beginning of the email which consisted entirely of a cut and paste screed against Hovind’s imprisonment for not paying his taxes:

From: Kevin
Subject: Religion, or Tax Fraud?  Dr. Kent Hovind sentenced to ten years in jail

Religion, or Tax Fraud?
January 31, 2007 02:36 PM EST

Everyone knows Lady Justice is blind but now we know she is bigoted as well! Case in point: Dr. Kent Hovind was recently sentenced to ten years in jail. Kent argued that his ministry was tax exempt and cited the IRS code to support his case! He wrote the IRS many times asking them why he was wrong if, in fact, he was wrong. They never responded! Arrogance? Incompetence? Whatever the reason, an American citizen could not get a reply from the very people who should have been able, even eager, to help.

Kent’s enemies are painting him as a greedy tax resister when he has said repeatedly that he will pay all the taxes he owes. He could not get any response from the IRS nor did the judge, prosecutor, or anyone else inform him why his ministry was not exempt from taxes as are hundreds of thousands of similar organizations. Therefore, he spends ten years in the Big House. That’s where they send killers, traitors, rapists, child molesters, armed robbers, and other Very Bad Guys.

So we start right off with some misinformation and lies and then it degenerates from there into whining about Ted Kennedy not being punished for the accident in which he killed the woman he was dating at the time, how U.S. Congressman Barney Frank is a pervert who has admitted that his Washington apartment has been used as a callboy headquarters, and so on and so forth with other senators that have been accused of doing naughty things all while poor little misunderstood Kent Hovind rots in a jail cell. The upshot of it all is that there are just tons of people way more horrible than Kent Hovind out there that are walking free while poor Kent is stuck behind bars not because he didn’t pay his taxes, but because of *GASP!* his BELIEFS!

There are recent cases where rapists and killers walk away with probation and Kent Hovind sits in prison for ten years! Folks, there’s gotta be more to it than meets the eye. Your Federal Government wanted to “get” an outspoken Christian and they did. All right, so Kent made a mistake in judgment, and even if he is guilty, don’t sane people think his sentence is excessive? After all, didn’t Kent tell them he would pay any taxes they showed him he owed? Is it possible that they got him, not for taxes, but for religion? The Feds didn’t like his outspoken brand of Christianity.

Yes, Lady Justice is blind, dumb, stupid, and bigoted as is obvious in the case of Dr. Kent Hovind who sits in prison as I write this piece. And if it could happen to him, it could and might happen to you or me. Maybe Bible believing Christians should do as Chinese Christians and keep a small bag packed with personal things waiting for that ominous knock on the door: “We’re from the Federal Government and we’re here to get you.”

That’s right! It’s the ever popular Christians-are-being-persecuted-in-America-for-their-beliefs email! And, as I said, it was entirely a cut and paste job including the copyright attributing it to one Dr. Don Boys. So I sent back a reply that consisted of: “What’s your point, Kevin?” Which netted me the following reply:

Just like the article says he is being targeted for his beliefs

To which I responded this morning with:

    I’m impressed. You’re able to articulate an idea without relying on cut and paste. But no, he’s not being targeted because of his beliefs. The IRS doesn’t give a shit what he believes so long as he pays his taxes which he refused to do until it was clear that he was going to have his ass thrown into jail over it. Then, suddenly, he was more than willing to pay his taxes, but by then it was too late.

    I’m glad he’s in jail because he’s either a liar or so ignorant as to be a danger to society, but his incarceration has nothing to do with his beliefs. Well, other than his belief that he is above U.S. tax laws.

    The laughable thing about that article you sent me is that it tries to play the situation off as Christians being persecuted by the U.S. Government for their beliefs. Sorry, but in a country that claims to be 75% Christian (that would be a majority as I’m sure your math skills are probably lacking) you can’t claim to be persecuted for your Christian beliefs without having those of us who know better laugh our asses off. But thanks for the early morning laugh and a new blog post about how Hovind’s supporters are idiots.

    Les

My email has been unusually lively these days it seems.

17 thoughts on “SEB Mailbag: Another “Kent Hovind is in jail because he speaks the truth” email.

  1. The Hovind supporters are so cute.

    Kent argued that his ministry was tax exempt and cited the IRS code to support his case! He wrote the IRS many times asking them why he was wrong if, in fact, he was wrong. They never responded! Arrogance? Incompetence?

    Clearly, the argument wasn’t persuasive and ended up in the crank folder. Somebody versed in that Biblical stuff should have explained the “render onto Caesar’s” bit to him.

  2. Do you ever get stricken with the notion that maybe some people purposely slap together a poorly worded e-mail full of arguments that never hold water outside of the almighty internet forum in order to prove they can get some blog geeks’ panties in a knot?

  3. Of course that’s a possibility and one that crosses my mind, but I tend not to get my panties in a knot that often so it’s not really an issue. I present the above missive more as a matter of amusement than anything else.

  4. There are recent cases where rapists and killers walk away with probation and Kent Hovind sits in prison for ten years!

    I always get a kick out of arrestees who say things like this.  “There’s murderers out there, why aren’t you catching them?” 

    I usually reply with something like, “Well, I’ve got superpowers that allow me to find murderers where ever they’re hiding, but I choose not to, it wouldn’t be fair to hog all the department commendations and meritorious promotions.”

  5. Benior- Amoung uncompliant taxpayers there is a similar attitude. A couple of times someone has complained “I know a bloke etc etc etc.”. But as soon as you ask for names they get upset.

  6. I was just going to subcribe too, but it doesn’t seem this one is getting too much attention….

    Sooooo, what about that Christian thing that says all sin is equal in God’s eyes?  You know, the one where John Wayne Gacy ends up getting the same punishment as Sam the adulterer, because mass murder and adultry are on the same level of violation against god?  Why do Hovind supporters pull out the opposite of that argument to defend their precious little tax evader?  That’s not too ironic (of course we all know that God has no sense of humor, and irony is just a waste of time on that guy…)

  7. (of course we all know that God has no sense of humor, and irony is just a waste of time on that guy…)

    The prostate gland is evidence enough that God has a sense of humor, but it’s cruel humor.

  8. That moron Hovind is in jail because he took some really crummy tax advice from his ‘christian accountant/tax person’ regarding contract employees.

  9. The prostate gland is evidence enough that God has a sense of humor, but it’s cruel humor.

    I get the feeling God subcontracted the plumbing.  Who else runs a sewer through a pleasure park?

  10. You greater than though anti-christians like to think you are so much smarter than us believers, all we ask for is proof of this illegal law which benfists not Americans or American interests but the rat pagan commies of the corrupt united nations/IMF…all of whom should be in prison!
    Kent Hovind is a highly intelligent minister and as such under REAL law does fall under the exclusion for tax exemtption! I don’t see you crybabies whining about the criminals of general electric getting away with paying their marxist taxes to the IMF!Why? IN that this governmnet which is now openly marxist under the fool that is illegally in our white house is anti-Christian who have been charging their own ministers for preaching in the name of jesus. Now the anti-American united nations boot licking military caters to wicans and pagans etc. The money they relocate from us doesn’t even go to American interests so why do you morons give a hoot? The IRS are not the law. they are do boy RICO enforcers for the united nations IMF rats! They confiscta eour money using the cowards of the martial service who are more do boys who run around armed to the teeth telling other Americans they cannot defend themslves (like the mafia rats they are as per the sullivan act of Tammany hall NY.) That defines them as cowards! Why do you call this man and other political prisoners such as Ed and Elaine Brown just because they want to be shown the law? Constitutional law!
    I am an oath keepr having served two branches of the militray and this trash they are doing to our people enrages me as it should youi. The fact you are happy that the illigiimate governmnet with an illeagl alien at the helm. attacks A fellow Americans because of their Christianity and because we expect them to abide by the law demonstrates your confused loyalties!! Any law that is not written within the parametrs of the constitution and will of the governed is null and void! Kent Hovind and Ed and Elaine Brown are great Americans who sttod against tyranny and made great sacrifices to fight that tyranny that the founders spoke of. What do you do? Lick king georges boots!

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