Friday, October 20, 2006

Evangelist's Tax Evasion Trial Continues

Today's Pensacola (FL) News Journal reports on the ongoing tax evasion trial in federal district court of Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind. At Hovind's Creation Science Evangelism Ministry, which includes Dinosaur Adventure Land, Hovind has failed to withhold federal income, social security and medicaid taxes, taking the position that he and his employees work for God, are paid by God and therefore aren't subject to taxation. Yesterday, Rebekah Horton, senior vice president of Pensacola Christian College testified for the prosecution saying that tax evasion is against the Scriptures. Pensacola Christian College, concerned about its students who worked for Hovind, apparently brought the situation to the attention of the IRS.