Should Creation Teacher Spend the Rest of His Life in Prison?

Author and teacher Kent Hovind. Image from YouTube

Contributed to TLB by: Health Impact News

UPDATE 3/1/2015 is reporting that Mr. Hovind was moved to an isolation cell yesterday (7 by 9 cell shared by 2 people) in Santa Rosa County Jail. He has to sleep on the floor and he no longer has phone access (he granted several interviews to the alternative media by phone last week). Supporters are asking people to call the jail and ask why he is in isolation and if he can be moved out of isolation into a dorm with phone access.


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Kent Hovind is a Creation Science teacher and Baptist minister who became well known for debating university professors and refuting Darwinian evolutionary theory. He has served eight years of a ten-year prison sentence, and he is now fighting a new charge that would put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Kent Hovind’s teachings, much like many of the topics we cover here at Health Impact News, go against mainstream media and education regarding such topics as the medical system, vaccines, GMOs, and of course Darwinian biology. Mr. Hovind was a biology science teacher for 15 years before he began a full-time creation ministry.

In a high profile tax case involving the IRS eight years ago, he was convicted and sent to prison in what many believed to be a “tax evasion” conviction. However, Mr. Hovind and his wife, who also served time in prison, were never actually convicted of tax evasion. The primary charge they were convicted on was an IRS law called “structuring.”

This law prohibiting “structuring” was allegedly designed to catch people involved in drug trafficking, and who were withdrawing more than $10,000.00 in cash from their bank account. The law requires that the bank file a report with the government on anyone withdrawing more than $10,000.00 in cash from their own bank account.

Kent Hovind never actually made any withdrawals over that amount, but allegedly did make some withdrawals just under $10,000.00, 12 days apart, to pay for his ministry expenses, which included purchasing land to build a theme park and creation museum. This was during a period of his ministry when they apparently held firm convictions about not using credit cards.

For this “crime” of “structuring,” a fully armed SWAT team arrived at their home one morning, and arrested both him and his wife. His wife has already been released, and Mr. Hovind, who has now served over 8 years of his sentence, was scheduled to be released this year (2015).

However, new charges of “mail fraud” have now been made, and a trial is set for Monday March 2, 2015. Mr. Hovind is facing new charges that will put him behind bars for the rest of his life, if convicted.

Mr. Hovind spoke on the Joyce Riley “Power Hour” talk radio show this past week from county jail.

Kent Hovind’s Interview from Prison with Joyce Riley

During the Joyce Riley interview, Kent Hovind mentioned how some of his teachings went against mainstream thinking on certain issues, such as the current medical system:

I taught biology for 15 years. I became very concerned that our whole medical system in America is drug therapy: have a pain, take a pill, have a pain, take a pill – which is just exactly backwards as to what you need to do. If you brought your car to the mechanic and said “wow, this engine is making a funny noise, can you fix it?” and he says, “well yeah, I’ve got some great ear muffs so that you will never hear that noise again.” That’s fixing the symptom, not the cause. If you have a headache, you take an aspirin. Ok, so what’s the cause of the headache? Are you suffering from aspirin deficiency disease?

Hovind commented that any time they have a court hearing, the IRS agents attend and watch in court. Hovind says he has a suspicion that the reason is to intimidate everyone, including the judge and U.S. Attorney, letting them know that the IRS could target them next.

Hovind calls on Congress to repeal the structuring law. It is none of government’s business how much money we take out of our bank accounts. He states that even if you want to take out a million dollars from the bank, as long as it is your money, it is none of their business.

Hovind believes Congress needs to act and put a stop to abuses in the IRS. He believes they intimidate judges all the way up to the federal level, and that there is little hope of justice in the courts. So he calls on people to call their Congressional representatives to repeal the “structuring law,” and release everyone who is in prison because of it even if it was money to buy illegal drugs. How many criminal settlements have we seen with pharmaceutical companies, with criminal charges and settlements in the billions of dollars, yet no one goes to prison? Of course, Mr. Hovind and his wife have never used illegal drugs nor ever been charged as such.

He calls on people to contact Eric Holder, the head of the Department of Justice, and complain that the federal government has spent over a half million dollars of tax money to convict a man in prison for mailing a letter. The letter was a lis pendens filing on the real estate that the government had seized from Kent Hovind’s ministry. For this letter, the government is seeking to tack on two more 20 year sentences to his already existing sentence which was set to expire this year. At 62, this would put Mr. Hovind behind bars for the rest of his life.

So what is a  lis pendens that the government is so upset about that it wants to keep Mr. Hovind behind bars for the rest of his life?

According to a legal dictionary:

(lease pen-dense) n. Latin for “a suit pending,” a written notice that a lawsuit has been filed which concerns the title to real property or some interest in that real property. The lis pendens (or notice of pending action) is filed with the clerk of the court, certified that it has been filed, and then recorded with the County Recorder. This gives notice to the defendant who owns real estate that there is a claim on the property, and the recording informs the general public (and particularly anyone interested in buying or financing the property) that there is this potential claim against it. The lis pendens must include a legal description of the real property, and the lawsuit must involve the property. (Source.)

According to Hovind, it is a letter warning any potential buyer of his property that the government has seized, that there is still litigation pending. He claims that if he had hand delivered the lis pendens letter, or had someone else file it, no charges would have been filed against him. But because he used the U.S. Postal system from prison, he is being charged with mail fraud, and could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

Does the Judge Over his Case Have a Conflict of Interest and Bias?

The original judge sitting on the bench in Kent Hovind’s first trial, Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers, allegedly stated in court that the “crimes” Mr. Hovind committed were “worse than rape,” and then allegedly had that statement erased from court transcripts. She will be the same judge hearing the new case against Mr. Hovind.

Here is a 12 minute video documenting 20 shocking facts about the Kent Hovind case, which reveals possible corruption and political motivations against Mr. Hovind: also lists 10 reasons why they believe prosecutors want to censor Kent Hovind:

IMPORTANT: Pamela C. Marsh and Tiffany Eggers silence jury and evidence. New Prosecutor J. Ryan Love protected violent felon who was employed by the ATF now persecuting USA vs Kent Hovind case. Here is a timeline of events
1 – PROOF: Letters from professionals absolve Kent Hovind from all wrong-doing
2 – PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers was caught altering court transcript
3 – PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers is anti-christian and bias
4 – PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers pre-judged Kent calling him the ‘HEAD OF A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION’.
5 – PROOF: Sexual deviant, immoral and mentally-ill people imprisoned Kent Hovind
6 – IRS arrest and seize over $19k from widowed senior citizen
7 – IRS caught stealing a quarter of a billion from American people
8 – IRS apologizes for abusing their laws
9 – Congress is furious with the IRS for targeting Christian Americans
10 – New AG Loretta Lynch caught protecting drug money launderers and terrorists

Ministry Continues from Prison

Kent Hovind has written 37 books while residing in prison for the past 8+ years. He mentioned one book in particular in his interview with Joyce Riley, which he says is an expose on the prison system, called “The Kennel.” He said it contains practical things to change the prison system. America has the largest prison system in the world, and it is basically “prison for profit” states Hovind. The U.S. has only 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s population incarcerated in prison reside in the U.S., and judges own stock in the private prison system, Hovind reveals.

What Can We do to Help?

The website is encouraging people to come to the courthouse in Pensacola Florida on Monday morning March 2nd:

United States Courthouse
One North Palafox St.
Pensacola, Florida 32502 (click here for directions)

For a list of people to contact, see

Whether or not you agree with Kent Hovind and his views on various issues, one must ask if this is the kind of man that should face such criminal charges and spend the rest of his life in prison? What is the real threat to society if he is allowed to go free?


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