Dr. Dino the martyr

Kent “Dr. Dino” Hovind is entangled in yet more legal problems. If you don’t know who Hovind is, he’s one of Florida’s most famous creationists. He’s a young earth creationist, evangelist, founder of Creation Science Evangelism and former operator of the now defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola. He was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2007 for various federal tax offenses and is still incarcerated. I talk about him a little bit in chapters 7 and 8 of Going Ape. 

The always entertaining and informative blog The Sensuous Curmudgeon has an update on Hovind’s latest legal woes: More Troubles for Kent Hovind?

Tax protesters never think they’re tax protesters. They always imagine themselves to be patriots. Not only that, but they think the judges are idiots, while they and the other tax protesters are the only ones who understand what the law really means. … As for martyrdom, it’s only creationists who will see Hovind as a martyr. They already think that. Besides, who cares what they think?