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Feds set to seize Dinosaur Adventure Land
WorldNetDaily ^ | 2009-09-02 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 09/03/2009 1:38:26 PM PDT by Se˝or Zorro

The son of imprisoned evangelist Kent Hovind says a judge's order to seize Creation Science Evangelism properties actually helps clear the path for a fresh start – free of legal trouble – if the Florida-based ministry can raise $170,000 in the next two weeks.

Eric Hovind, who now leads Creation Science Evangelism, or CSE, told WND the federal government has given the ministry notice that the properties – which include the popular theme park Dinosaur Adventure Land – must be vacated by Sept. 15 if the forfeiture amount of $380,000 is not paid. The properties also include three homes.

As WND reported, Kent Hovind, known as "Dr. Dino," is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for failing to collect and pay withholding taxes, obstructing tax laws and other related charges. His wife, Jo, the bookkeeper for the Hovinds' ministry in Pensacola, Fla., was convicted of evading bank-reporting requirements and began serving a one-year sentence in January. Kent Hovind has argued he took a vow of poverty as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and, therefore, owns nothing and receives no income.

Eric Hovind said the ministry needs another 1,700 people to give $100 each to buy back the properties, which were ordered last month by U.S. District Judge Casey Rogers to be seized.

Hovind said CSE has a new board of directors, and he looks forward to a "great start to a new ministry that has no legal problems."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: creationism; taxes; themepark
I would love to start this as a rant against an anti-Christian government--but, in this case, I've got to side with the Feds. From all accounts (and, if it can be shown that there are pertinent facts or misrepresentations, I will reconsider), the man running this was as crooked as they come.

And as to that load of crock about vows of poverty: "Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor." Romans 13:7. Moreover, this guy was dealing in some large sums for someone who had nothing.

1 posted on 09/03/2009 1:38:27 PM PDT by Se˝or Zorro
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To: Se├▒or Zorro
Eric Hovind, who now leads Creation Science Evangelism, or CSE, told WND the federal government has given the ministry notice that the properties – which include the popular theme park Dinosaur Adventure Land – must be vacated by Sept. 15 if the forfeiture amount of $380,000 is not paid. The properties also include three homes.

As WND reported, Kent Hovind, known as "Dr. Dino," is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for failing to collect and pay withholding taxes, obstructing tax laws and other related charges. His wife, Jo, the bookkeeper for the Hovinds' ministry in Pensacola, Fla., was convicted of evading bank-reporting requirements and began serving a one-year sentence in January. Kent Hovind has argued he took a vow of poverty as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and, therefore, owns nothing and receives no income.

"Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.
Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?
Show me the coin for the tax
." And they brought him a denarius.
And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
They said, "Caesar’s." Then he said to them, "Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s."

-- Matthew 22:16-21


2 posted on 09/03/2009 2:09:54 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (One man, alone! Betrayed by the country he loves, now its last hope in their final hour of need!)
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To: Se├▒or Zorro

Robert Byrd will be the new Dino-Czar.

He knew some of them personally as a yute.


3 posted on 09/03/2009 2:20:26 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Se├▒or Zorro

It’s not the athiests and evo’s who cause the most damage to the ideals of Christianity, it’s crooked jerks like the Hovinds who do.


4 posted on 09/03/2009 2:27:40 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: Se├▒or Zorro
I would love to start this as a rant against an anti-Christian government--but, in this case, I've got to side with the Feds.

As an atheist, I have got to admit that I am truly sad to see this go. I am almost, but not quite, tempted to send him some money. It was always a show stopper to point out this 'museum'. : )

5 posted on 09/03/2009 4:20:30 PM PDT by LeGrande (“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under” H.L. Mencken)
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