Pensacola Evangelist Convicted of Tax Fraud to Be Sentenced

PENSACOLA, FL (AP) -- Sentencing is scheduled today for a Pensacola evangelist and his wife who argued they didn't owe taxes because everything they own belongs to God. A jury convicted Kent Hovind in November on 58 federal counts of tax fraud.

The founder of Creation Science Evangelism is accused of failing to pay $845,000 in employee taxes at the dinosaur theme park, an amusement park that exposed visitors to Hovind and his followers' view that human and dinosaurs coexisted and that evolution did not occur.

His wife, Jo Hovind, was convicted on 44 of the counts involving evading bank-reporting requirements. Kent Hovind faces a maximum of 288 years in prison. Jo Hovind could be sentenced to up to 225 years in prison.

I love this story. "I don't owe taxes because everything we own belongs to god. Even our slaves, I mean employees!"

...and "Creation Science Evangelism Dinosaur Theme Park"? Do they have Adam & Even riding around on T-Rex's?

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