Kent Hovind Arrested

Apparently, law enforcement has just been collecting various offenses for the past several years, for today they rounded up Kent Hovind and his wife and arrested them, and dumped 58 charges onto the docket.

Of all the antievolutionists around, Kent Hovind has to be a frontrunner in the “unsympathetic” sweepstakes, with his in-your-face tactics and smarminess. And yet I find this latest twist to the Hovind story sad and pathetic. Certainly, he is getting what appears to be his just desserts in this affair, but it still looks to me like someone who just cannot come to grips with reality finding it confusing when reality finally comes to grips with him.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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62 thoughts on “Kent Hovind Arrested

  • 2007/01/20 at 11:00 pm

    I have watched and listened to debates by Kent Hovind with collage professors and although Kent would try to answer their questions, they would not answer his. For example if you believe in evolution, answer this; how did a caterpillar change into a butterfly? Can any scientist at least attempt an answer?

  • 2007/01/22 at 9:12 pm

    I just found this site the other day and had to respond. Here are a few things I have observed; first, does this person Wesley R. Elsberry (Austringer) claim to be a Christian? By his own comments, the way he spues forth such hatred of another Christian, Kent Hovind, leads one to believe that he is not a Christian! Second, he is not alone in his hatred, some of you people are like those in the Bible who condemned the loving Saviour and demanded the release of the murderer Barabbas. I would like to respond to “Whatever Says” comment # 6 “WWJD? …with a gun?” Luke 22:36-38 36 “hen said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough” I am not saying Jesus wants us to own weapons, for He also says in Matthew 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Jesus did not have the sword but His disciples did. Finally I would like to respond to Austringers response to my responce; as Judge Judy would say “Uh” is not an answer.

  • 2007/01/22 at 11:08 pm


    I don’t recall espousing any hatred of Kent Hovind. I really do dislike the act of telling falsehoods, and Hovind has a long history of telling lots of falsehoods. I don’t think it is un-Christian to revere truth and take umbrage at having falsehoods told. That is not hatred, though. I’ll let Christ figure me out.

    The difference in color of text indicates the presence of what is called a “link”. Links, when one opens them using a “browser”, often contain relevant information. Such as the link contained within the “Uh, yeah.” sentence, which notes that yes, indeed, scientists have examined metamorphosis, have found many different variations in extent of metamorphosis, and have published on those results. Ignorance of the sort revealed by saying, “Can any scientist at least attempt an answer?” doesn’t deserve better treatment than, “Uh, yeah.” The false implication that scientists have not examined the phenomenon of metamorphosis is odious.

  • 2007/01/24 at 1:25 am

    praise God for kent

  • 2007/01/25 at 12:22 pm

    I stumbled onto this blog while amusing myself researching Kent Hovind. The only thing more mind-boggingly baffling than Hovind and Creationism seems to be the thousands of people who are incapable of clear thought.

    1) You don’t pay your taxes, you go to jail. Doesn’t matter if you are Christian, Muslim or Satanist.

    2) Evolution has mounds and mounds of supporting evidence, whereas Creationism has none. Trying to poke holes in Evolution does not prove Creationism. Evolutionists could respond with equally lame statements such as “Prove God Exists”, or “Prove there is life after death”.

    3) Lets assume the world was created 6000 years ago by a “perfect” god. I will use the same sort of “hole poking” technique preferred by Creationists. Why is there disease? Why do we grow old and feeble before dying? Why do young innocents die? Why does evil exist at all? And you can’t quote scripture to refute me please, provide real evidence for your arguments explaining why an all powerful, all loving God would create an imperfect world so that his creations can suffer.

  • 2007/01/26 at 12:31 pm

    Whats the point of posting on an evolutionist website when all you’re gonna get is blah blah blah. If I believe in creation that doesn’t make me a dumber than you, so get off your high horse, you’re just like me and I like you. Plain and simple, Kent got arrested because he started making and impact, and somebody didnt like it.

  • 2007/02/05 at 1:13 am

    Just one question.
    I’m holding a dollar bill in my hand.
    Who’s picture is on it?

  • 2007/03/02 at 7:10 pm

    Kent messed up, but we all do every day. The Bible states that if we break one of Gods’ laws…we have broke them all. Have you lied,stolen,looked upon another with lust. I have. Most of you on this site do not have any basis to criticize christians, the bible, or anyone for that matter. You haven really read the bible, or honestly fellowship’d with other bible believing christians. I don’t criticize the non-believer, I reach out to them. Everyone is so defensive…
    How about Kent really messed up and he will only be set free by his own faith.
    How about Evolution has no proof and neither does creationism.
    I do believe there is a creator and that creator is our God.

  • 2007/03/06 at 8:02 am

    I find it very intresting how as soon as something bad happends too him (plenty of bad things happen too good people) that people come out of the wood work too manipulate his image more then ever, just because he is not a pro evolution believer does that mean you have too ruthlessly cut him down? is that how pro evolutionists act? because i have not as of yet heard anything nice said by a pro-evolutionist yet, so im starting too see evolutionists as negative name callin bashers but that would not be right so i dismiss that kind of thinking, in fact kent hovind has never said he hated any of the evolutionests in the least but many have said they hated him and worse and it was what was being tought and believed that he had a problem with, i have heard many of his speaches and i have heard alot (many times more) pro evolution speaches and costly documentary’s and what makes the most scientific sense is indeed what kent says weather you believe in god or not, science is science not a popular bashing arena and i would think that someone using there judgement in this mannor too attack someone without a just reason or even a just reason and manipulate there image would have something incorrect or wrong with there judgement and how they conduct themselfs and if this being so then how much is there judgement gonna convice someone like me or someone else that how they see things and judge things in science as true and/or flawless? could this part of there judgement me inpaired also? think for a minute, if kents hovinds theory’s are scientific, then they are automaticly worth looking at and accepting to do other wise would be in fact not scientific and in fact a magor flaw and would also be called bad judgement, is it just intresting or do i make a worthy point?

    And yes i have heard kent hovind talk how evolution was proven wrong a long time ago and even other scientists agree with him, i wonder if they had this problem with provening the world was round and not flat, well until this bad evolutionary theory is publicly accept as incorrect as science “has proven”, i state the world is flat, why not if proof means nothing right?

    Now i have talked with like minded and not like minded people when it comes too kent hovind and theres nothing spacy about him or weird, he’s a nice guy straight up, level headed and very intelligent. Now with his reactions from what all i read about is common shock but i am surprise too see what seems too be desperation too ruin his character and i would know i read alot what was said about him and quoted i would think mostly out of context as well as things he said manipulated like him saying “he’s like job or jesus” (trying too quot him) but did anyone ask what he ment? no, in fact i don’t recall much of his side of everything yet either! the law like science has both sides or should about any disagrement and when only one side is shown there is a flaw in judgement or injustice no one can say other wise and for the public too judge anything about this man when only hearing people bash is indeed unjust. one more thought… without knowledge there is no power and without power nothing can be said, so whats being hidden? thoughs who are corrupt hide truth because truth exposes them, so in the end in all comes down too truth.
    Personaly i don’t know all the facts as it does seem one sided and its not generaly easy too get his side of this all from what i have found except small phrases and other people stating what he ment but one things for sure, very few people were there too witness all of this and i personaly am not saying anything i don’t know for sure about until i get the answers from both sides, im not one too judge someone so quickly, the media is renowned too make anyone look like a villain too sell what they have thats no secret.
    take care all and ty for your time.

  • 2007/03/13 at 9:50 pm

    The trouble he’s in sucks for sure, but it has nothing to do with and does not in any way damage his work’s ability to continually slam the “Theory” of Evolution. The more I have studied science, Evolution and the works of Kent Hovind I find the argument and data on the side of Evolution to be losing grounds for validity.

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