Kent Hovind gets 10 years. I don't take much pleasure in his prison sentence. Yes, it is justice; he broke the law. But as it relates to issues of science, those who side with him see him as a martyr, those who do not did not need convincing of his illogic. Yet he did leave us with one more insight into his character:
Hovind said the Internal Revenue Service, presiding judge and prosecutor broke the law by going after him, and there were things he could do "to make their lives miserable."So even after he was in jail, he was still making threats against the government, still evading tax laws.
Comparing himself to a buffalo in a lion fight, Hovind's voice was heard saying "As long as I have some horns, I'm going to swing. As long as I have some hoofs, I'm going to kick. As long as I have some teeth, I'm going to fight. The lion's going to know he's been in a fight."
[R]ecordings, compiled by the IRS from phone conversations from jail, showed Kent Hovind was trying to hide assets from the government, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Heldmyer said.
In one phone conversation played in court, Kent Hovind was heard to advise a business partner to put only "what you can afford to lose" in a church account.
After all this, take a look at the first user comment posted at the end of the article:
By the power of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Hovind will do to prison what he did to jail: Turn it into another "Paul the Apostle" experience, winning the lost inmates and guards to Jesus Christ, the Savior we must ALL have if we want eternal life. Dr. Hovind truly is an "ambassador in chains."Hovind's wife will be sentenced March 1.