Hovind gets 10 years
Photo courtesy 'Missus Gumby'--2007
By now most people who have followed the Hovind court case realize he got 10 years in prison and some hefty fines. Hovind probably did not do himself any favors when he said (tearfully):
"If it's just money the IRS wants, there are thousands of people out there who will help pay the money they want so I can go back out there and preach," Hovind said.
What balls! Why doesn't Hovind come up with the money? What happened to all that money? Can anyone imagine a bank robber telling the judge, "Hey if it's just about the money, I'll go pass a plate and pay it all back"? Hovind didn't get it when he was convicted and apparently he did not get it today. Maybe, hopefully, he'll get it in the next 10 years.
Bottom line: The creation 'science' evangelism was a good scam and if Hovind had simply paid his taxes, he would still be living the good life. Travelling and selling his nonsensical books and tapes to an audience he knew really wanted to believe in his message. What's really disturbing is that his audience, in true Jim Jones fashion, still follows him as if he were a god.