FYI: The Joseph Edward Interview with Robert Baty on The Baby Holm Case

Joseph Edward published his hour long January 24, 2018 interview with Robert Baty regarding the Baby Holm Case, which I have linked here.

In and of itself, the Baby Holm Case has no great import, when one considers the many cases which various state Child Protective Services personnel routinely encounter. What is of interest in this matter is that Sovereign Citizen Movement, anti-government and anti-CPS groups have been using this case to gather supporters, by promoting a false story which undermines the  evidential and judicial aspects of this case.  Robert Baty, among others, has sought to counter those falsehoods with real evidence and logical arguments.

Joseph Edward, the Interviewer in this audio,  is thirteen years old, a young man who attempted to take on the “structuring” proposition which Robert Baty, a former IRS Appeals Officer, had dared Kent Hovind or his “champions” to openly debate. There is a 50 year difference in the ages between Joseph Edward and Robert Baty, which makes it an uneven debate match.  However, Joseph displays an intelligent mind, and I am hoping that once  he enters into those areas of life’s responsibilities which force a different real world type of knowledge and wisdom on us, he will one day prove a good debater.  That said, all Christians need to observe that rule laid out in the Bible about not respecting persons and about becoming impartial judges. If it is truth we are after, how one searches out evidence and the meaning of laws, rules and regulations is important in the application of judgment and justice.

Joseph Edward also became interested in that side branch of the Kent Hovind Story, which is under discussion at  Robert Baty’s  FaceBook group called Understanding the Baby Holm Case. As a result,  he interviewed Baty on January 24, 2018, posting his audio to his YouTube channel. The purpose of this closed group Facebook discussion of Baby Holm is to “provide a more open and honest environment in which to present information about the child custody case which has been developing in Alabama since October 2016.” And I think that Joseph Edward accomplished a good interview with Baty.

Baty also adds that with regard to the Baby Holm case,  “of particular interest to me is the involvement of a sovereign citizen type by the name of Brady Bynum.  He appears, along with the parents themselves, to be the architect of a plan of action designed to thwart any serious effort to return custody of the child to the parents in an expeditious manner.”

Brady Bynum is also friends with Ernest Land and Kent Hovind, which I had been writing about. And here at Tracking the Leopard Meroz,  I have been taking a closer look at those Christian Alternative Media radio hosts, who have subtly promoted sovereign citizen movement legal theories, via the guests which they exalt before their large audiences.

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THEOlogy of The Lies of The Devil and the Ministry of Self Justification

“Find something to do for God with your life.  Even if you don’t know how to serve Him, you can serve God as a bad example”. Kent Hovind, quoted in a 9/20/16 article by George B. Lujack “The Late, Great Kent Hovind; Kent Hovind’s Fall From Grace”

Let’s hit the ground running with this one:  Theodore Valentine Valenzuela II AKA Theo V. Valenzuela AKA Theodore Valentine, AKA Racer-X AKA Mr. Wilson,  a 31-year-old man, has a website with his wife Lenae,  called Lies of The Devil.com His logo features a blood-red V in the middle of the word devil.  I suppose this V represents the Victory sign which Theodore often displays with his hands in his videos, or perhaps it features the V’s in his full name. At any rate, the V is centered in the word deVil.The Who Is Record for this domain gives as its creation date, August 7, 2016.  The Registry Registrant ID is Theodore Valentine. The Registrant Organization is AZMMVP, with address of 44823 W. Desert Garden Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139.  The Registry Admin. and also the Registry Tech ID is Theodore Valentine, and the Admin. Organization is Lion of Judah Ministry, LLC, of 1111 Private RD, Private City, DC 11111.

Lies of the Devil logo with red V in background

There are several falsehoods in this registration.

*The legal name of Theodore Valentine is Theodore Valentine Valenzuela, II.

*The address given for AZMMVP, Arizona Multi Media Video Production, AKA Az Media Production, legally belonged to another party on the date of this registration, as Theo had sold his house at that address on April 26, 2016, more than 3 months earlier to Stanley and Cara Foster, for $162,000.

*Lion of Judah Ministry, LLC was not a legally registered LLC until December 5, 2016, four months after this website was registered.  I looked in the Arizona and Florida and District of Columbia Secretary of State records and found nothing; however, Lion of Judah Ministry LLC ID#377-948 was formed on 12/5/2016 and registered in Alabama,  by Theodore Valenzuela of 3651 Woodley Road, Apt. 2, Montgomery, AL 36116.  The address given for the website registration as 1111 Private Road, Private City, DC 11111 is a false location.

What we are looking at today is a bad example of a Christian ministry, which serves to undermine Biblical truth as the lies of the deVil. The subtitle to this website heading is Ripping Souls Away From Satan and Delivering Them To Jesus Christ; a dramatic, but theologically unsound representation of a Christian ministry’s work in preaching salvation by faith alone.

Without Dissimulation?

When I first began to take a look at this website, I found this resume:Note the use of a misleading version of his birth name. Others have questioned this, and he has yet to prove that he has legally changed it. Why is this a problem? Because it makes it more difficult for others to discover if he has lived a life of integrity or whether he is trying to cover over past indiscretions. Theodore implicates his wife in this falsehood,  because her surname would not be Valentine, but Valenzuela.

When Theo was living at the Hovind compound, he would hide his face in group photos, as duly noted by Robert Baty on his website, kehvrlb.com

This photo is a cropped version of a larger photo which I found on Robert Baty’s website kehvrlb.com

Theo does not identify where or when he obtained any degrees in investigative journalism and media production. He did at one time have a webpage and an active Facebook page for his business, Arizona Multimedia and Video Production. He describes his business as providing, “web design, development, e-commerce and programming”, as well as “photography, video production, and editing services, flash animation and graphic design, CD and DVD duplication, social networking and media integration” since 2008.

The Subtle Takeover of the Kent Hovind Vindicators 

Theodore Valentine Valenzuela, II was once touted as Racer-X, the anonymous, behind the scenes defender of Kent Hovind, whose voice can be heard on Rudy Davis’ and Doug Hagmann’s internet broadcasts.

On January 24, 2015 Free Kent Hovind.com was created using the Registrant name of #FreeKent Hovind with the false address of 111 N. Free Kent Hovind Campaign, Anonymous City, state of BC, and zip code of 70101, which is for Costa Rica. The Registry Administrator was Theodore Valentine, of Lion of Judah Ministries, LLC.  As noted in the beginning of this post, this LLC was registered in Alabama on December 5, 2016, 22 months after this website was created.

After Theodore had departed from the shadows of the Kent Hovind Alabama compound, a message was publically posted on a Facebook page called 2 Peter 3, which would indicate that his departure as technical expert, left some matters unfinished. Kent Hovind wrote,  “Theodore why are you using my name and reputation to promote your new business without my permission after you left and refused to give Steve the passwords to our web site?  You did great damage to us for no reason.  I trusted you brother and I feel that you betrayed me and the cause of Christ.  You do not represent me- Kent Hovind nor 2 peter3.  Please call Steve and give him all the passwords and stop using my name or reputation in any of your promo or advertising like this.  I pray your efforts to serve our Lord bare fruit but you chose to leave CSE and DAL under bad terms and need to make it right before God can bless.  You need to fix this brother.” (This message was documented by Robert Baty on a  2/8/2017 post on his website  kehvrlb.com.)

Rudy Davis making a public stand on behalf of Kent Hovind

Another source of anecdotal history of Theodore Valenzuela is found in a June 25, 2017 Rudy Davis’ Lone Star 1776 YouTube broadcast, The Video I hoped didn’t have to be made.   Davis claimed that he had worked very closely with Theodore over a period of several months, up until the July 8, 2015 release of Kent Hovind from prison.

Rudy Davis explained, “The history is that Randall Boaz Owens who was Kent Hovind’s trusted cell mate, I guess, had made a promise to Kent, I don’t know the details, but when he went to start this webpage called 2 Peter 3, well Randall did that, and we were, you know I had taken 6 months off work, and we were working with Randall and thousands of people across this country, maybe tens of thousands of people, to make noise and shine light about Kent Hovind being unjustly incarcerated and facing an additional 20 years in prison for mailing a letter.  Well, Theodore comes out of nowhere and calls me up and of course he runs a business, he has a business that makes websites.  That’s his, that’s his job is to build websites, so he had experienced, a you know, in that area, and we put him in contact with Randall Boaz Owens and they got together and eventually somehow Theodore finagled his way to take over the whole website and Randall was out of it and in hindsight that was a very bad decision and it probably, I somehow contributed to that because I thought it was very, like a blessing from God to get someone with experience to build this website; but in hindsight we should have stuck with Randall Boaz Owens because he was the trusted individual…”

2 Peter 3.com was created April 16, 2011 by Randall Owens, which shows that this former cell mate of Kent Hovind was interested in this project some four years before Hovind was finally released from prison. Presently, search engines redirect this address to Dr. Dino.com. The original website was titled, Kent Hovind Official Website/2 Peter 3, Creation Flood End Times.

The Hypocrite Who Attempted A Take-Over Attempt of the ministry of Exposing Kent Hovind 

On April 20,2017, in a Lies of The DeVil YouTube video, Theodore Valenzuela published Part I-Kent Hovind Official:  Fraud, Huckster, and False Prophet which has now seen almost 12,000 views with 3.4 thousand subscribers. At the 4:15 mark, Theodore says, “I literally believed that this guy was telling the truth wholeheartedly and when I believed it, I prayed to God and God just put it in my heart to just do everything I could to help this guy and I put 4 or 5 months of my life on hold without building my business- everything on hold- to try to help this individual.  I spent tireless hours so did a lot of people but I helped him form his defense.  I, I helped form the defense he used in court that got him out of prison, OK?”

At the 5.23 mark, Theodore continues, “he’s going to come out and he’s going to call me a drug addict, I don’t know why he might call me a drug addict, I don’t have no idea; he might call me a drug addict…”

A drug addict?  Perhaps this might be the reason?

Arizona criminal case in 2012 against a Theodore Valentine Valenzuela that lived in Pinal County.

Back on October 26, 2012, a Theodore Valentine Valenzuela II, was charged in Pinal County, Arizona, where his home was located, with resisting arrest, and the use of physical force on a peace officer while being questioned for a DUI offense. Probation followed, ending in 2014.

Is it believable that Theodore, who will not disclose where or when he got his “degrees in investigative journalism and media production”, provided the legal defense to get Kent Hovind out of the legal scrape he was in, at the beginning of 2015?  Was Theo  really so self-sacrificial for a noble cause, that he left his business in Arizona to flounder, to come out east to Pensacola, to help Kent Hovind? Or did Theodore have something else in mind?  After Hovind’s release from prison, he was not permitted to be around felons on his DAL property. How was it helping Kent Hovind to meet his probation requirements, for Theodore to hide his face and identity as he stayed on the CSEM properties, just after he had finished his own probation in Arizona?

Theodore Valenzuela, Board of Directors Secretary of CSEM, Inc. 2/23/2016

Well apparently, Theodore so impressed Ernest Land and Kent Hovind with his credentials that when the Articles for Incorporation for Creation Science Evangelism Ministries, Inc. were filed in Florida on February 23, 2016, Theodore Valenzuela was made a Director and Officer, serving as Secretary.  His address was noted as 29 Cummings Road, Pensacola, FL 32464, one of Kent Hovind’s former properties.

In an article, Liability of the Directors of a Nonprofit Corporation, Elizabeth Rayne of Legal Zoom addresses the Board of Director’s Secretary position, by noting, that there is a process called piercing the veil which allows the court to address potential liability…”It can occur if the board does not keep appropriate records or minutes, hold required meetings, or follow the correct voting procedures for Board Resolutions or Actions”.

Is it reasonable to believe that Theodore Valenzuela, who has a proven propensity for falsifying registrations with false information, hid his face in photos, and hid his legal identify, had faithfully performed his legal and fiduciary responsibilities as Secretary of CSEM in Florida?  I am not sure on what date Theodore was removed from that position.   On July 24, 2017, months after Theodore V. Valenzuela moved out of the Alabama Dinosaur Adventure Land compound, the Florida corporation became inactive, and was replaced by Creation Science Evangelism Ministries, Inc., registered in Alabama as entity ID #397-041.

Kent Hovind’s Perpetual Money Machine Ministry

“…good people that want to love the Lord go to DAL”. Showing his favorite hand signal, once again.

Recently, Robert Baty noted that Guidestar had published two details from a 990 for CSEM,Inc. EIN 81-1424226 showing receipts of $680,103 and assets of $456,048. Despite all of Kent Hovind’s problems, he still is able to attract donations for his new enterprise, which may explain why so many persons from questionable backgrounds have hovered around the celebrity of  Dr. Dino, whose claim to fame was to obtain a PHD from a diploma mill, based on a notoriously badly written  PHD thesis, which became available to the public by Wikileaks, of all places.

The Lamentations of Theo for Kent Hovind’s Punk Dude Hypocrisy, but Not For His Own

Continuing with the April 7, 2017 Part I of Theo’s expose of Kent Hovind as a fraud, at the 5.34 mark, he continues his lament about his part in the Kent Hovind campaign, saying, “I gave a lot of my life to help him get out of prison.  I helped form his defense, raised a lot of money for him, on top of other people, to get him out of prison and then went and then and I actually helped, went to Pensacola, sold everything I had eventually, I might get to this, eventually.  So everything I had to help him build CSE on lies, OK?  So, it’s my word against his.  It’s my word.  The guy who helped him and did everything to help him get back up there.  My word against his, OK?”

“I just understand that, um and in fact people that are trying to expose Kent, they’re more of a Christian than Kent Hovind who say he’s, at you know um Lord help me, because honestly, like I’ve gone through times I was just so angry, I was so angry and, and, and the people the people that most of those people are good people, most people that go there are good people that want to help the Lord and go to DAL to help the Lord, people that like Kent Hovind, they don’t know he’s a fraud.  They watch him on YouTube and they think that, that’s who he really is, they see his DVD’s, they think that, that’s who he really is. (Shouting) ANYBODY that gets to know Kent Hovind  turns on him, not because they’re Judas Iscariot or whatever the case may be, because they know he’s a fraud and I’m gonna go piece by piece into this and I’m telling you, I can’t, him, you’re a punk, you’re a punk, you’re a spoiled brat who your parents gave everything to you, OK.”

Theo showing he cannot control his temper.

“You’re, they might have taught you all this, others but you’re a punk dude, OK.  You’re not going to fool me.  You’re not going to punk me.  I know that you thought I was just some kid or whatever the case may be who was lying about what I did with the Free Kent Hovind Campaign, and maybe lied about my history, or I don’t know what you think, dude, you’re a narcissist, you’re a punk and here is the thing, I, you are such an evil bastard, you were such an evil person and I hope that people wake up and they figure it out who you are.  You have no idea how many times I ranted and raved to people who are trying to call me and saying, Oh, just need to forgive him….”

(10.28) “people at DAL, you know, it’s a cult, OK..”

After defaming Robert Baty, Jim Lott, Randy Dunn and Peter J. Reilly because they confronted the “Hovindicators” with the factual realities of Kent Hovind’s legal problems, Theo now tells us that Kent Hovind is a Tax Protestor and that he is the Exposer of Kent Hovind!

(10.52) “Kent Hovind literally broke the law…he says he’s not a tax protestor, but I’m going to show you proof that he’s a tax protestor…I’m going to show you proof he’s a tax protestor…fooled big time that I didn’t dig deeper into this guy’s past…” (11.11) “I should have digged into his past.  I would have never helped him get out of prison, never, never, never, never.  I would have seen right through him, but here’s the thing, I’m a good person and I got fooled so…”

Let’s travel back in time through the Wayback Machine, where 101 pages of FreeKentHovind.com have been preserved.  It was on November 21, 2016 that Robert Baty on his kehvrlb.com website had commented that this website had disappeared. Here is an example of an article, which I presume Theo wrote as an investigative reporter.This article was written April 24, 2016. The unnamed author, presumably Theo, because he liked to hide his true identity at that time,  has an interesting anecdote about the effect which Kent Hovind’s material had upon one mass murderer. It reads, “Jeffrey Dahmer, a mass murderer and cannibal, admits that evolution cheapens life and led him to destruction. Thank God he was saved right before he died.  Jeffrey Dahmer was led to Jesus Christ via Creation Science Evangelism material. Dr. Kent Hovind was told that his “non-crime” was worse than rape…He has helped countless people turn away rom the psychopathic tendencies our public education system breeds and was treated like a monster…”.

Whereas heaven rejoices when one sinner repents, it seems these sensationalists prefer a questionable tale about Jeffrey Dahmer who was delighted to discover a new legal defense to explain his murdering lusts: “the theory of evolution made me do it! defense”  Thank God Kent Hovind faked a PHD thesis to become Dr. Dino!

I don’t know who came up with this piece of artwork, but freekenthovind.com did not like it when Randy Dunn created a satire website on Hovind and Dinosaur Adventure Land. How does one parody a parody?

Robert Baty is one person who has argued that the quote about a judge saying that Kent Hovind’s crimes were  “worse than rape” was a falsehood; one among many, which are part of the false legal narrative of the defenders of Kent Hovind.

The Wayback Machine Archive of Free Kent Hovind.com shows the following page, which is one of several, attacking the persons who had made a concerted effort to counter the falsehoods which were being publicized by the Free Kent Hovind Campaign.

Free Kent Hovind article accusing Robert Baty and Jim Lott of intimidating Hovind supporters

Some of the accusations made by the Free Kent Hovind website against those who were exposing Kent Hovind as a fraud (i.e.Robert Baty, Jim Lott, Randy Dunn and Peter J. Reilly), included: harassment, intimidation, obsessed criminal internet stalking, malice, being crazy, dangerous terrorists, paid government agents, stalking children and teenagers, causing emotional and financial distress, making false claims, laughing at them, and making “multiple death threats towards Theodore, who is helping CSE Ministries”.

Now that Theodore is claiming to be revealing the fraud of Kent Hovind, it is interesting that he got rid of his website, Free Kent Hovind which documented that he was very well aware of the facts and evidence which supported the finding of the court that Kent Hovind was a tax protestor. He knew what the facts were, because he attempted to shut up the voices of those who were exposing the evidence of Kent Hovind’s fraud.  And now that Racer-X has come out of hiding, and attempting to play the hero who warns others about Kent Hovind, it does not appear that he has publicly apologized to those who spoke the truth and were defamed by the Kent Hovind Defenders.

In this post on Theodore Valentine Valenzuela on Robert Baty’s website, it was noted that on February 9, 2017 that Baty had written Theodore, saying, “If you cannot even admit, clearly, openly, unequivocally to your important history with Kent Hovind, there is likely little else we might properly advance by the way of conversation in an effort to explore just what that history involved in all its relevant aspects and your role as a “star witness” regarding Kent’s antics since his release from prison.”  He then quotes Theodore regarding Theo’s desire to be left alone to pursue his new ministry, and notes that Theo had said, “I commend you in an effort to show the truth regarding who Kent Hovind really is”.

That last crumb thrown to Robert Baty in a personal email does not undo the scathing accusations which had been thrown against Baty and others who had taken a public stand for the truth against the “false legal narrative” which had been promoted by Theodore Valenzuela and others. That statement does not represent a proper apology and admission of wrongdoing for covering over the fraud of Kent Hovind.

The Ministry of Offering Free Book Downloads that anyone can already get for free from Amazon Books

One of the ministries of Theodore and Lenae Valentine Valenzuela’s Lion of Judah Ministry, LLC is the website LaymansBookstore.com.  On this site, they have been displaying an increasing inventory of free books to download, much like they do at Amazon.com. The book which they have been featuring for awhile, which one can purchase for $49.95 is shown below.The author of Mysteries of The Scriptures Revealed:  Shattering The Deceptions Within Mainstreams Christianity Deciphering and Revealing End Times Prophecies Making A Straight Path for the End times Saints is George B. Lujack.

George Lujack, who has written articles at the Cowger Nation website, is friends with Steve Quayle who had quoted him as being influential in his decision to promote the cause of Kent Hovind  on the February 10, 2015 show of the Hagmann Report. [Update as of 2/20/2018: George Lujack has commented on this article, stating “I do not know Steve Quayle.  I never met him.  I am not friends with him”.  Because Mr. Lujack has provided this statement, the source of my comment that he and Steve Quayle had been friends in 2015 was derived from the transcript of the February 10, 2015 The Hagmann & Hagmann Report broadcast found in Exhibit A, document 82,  of civil action no. 1:17-cv-00259-CB-SPB wherein Steve Quayle is speaking to Doug and Joe Hagmann.  Steve Quayle says on line 68 states, “Our friend George Lujack writes….” as if he has personal familiarity with Mr. Lujack, as well as with his writings on Kent Hovind’s legal problems in 2015.]

Lujack says that he was raised a Lutheran but later he became a “non-denominational, biblical Christian”. He had been employed as a New York City police officer for 20 years, from 1987-2007, and an International police officer for the UN Task Force in Croatia and also in Kosovo on two separate occasions. He claims to be an “independent, non-ordained, Messianic minister”.

Promoting the Spurious Theologies of George Lujack and the Old School Armstrongians

It is curious that Theodore and Lenae are promoting Lujack’s book because as their Lies of The DeVil website “The Front Line in Spiritual Warfare” shows as part of their Statement of Faith:  “We worship love, serve, and believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-three persons that make up one God/Creator of all things.” In other words, they claim to believe in the Trinity. Lujack is not a Trinitarian.

Now one thing I know from my experience in the Independent Fundamental Baptist churches is that they concentrate on sound doctrine and also separation from those that hold beliefs that depart from what they have defined as sound doctrine.  In the Mysteries of the Scriptures Revealed book which Theo and Lenae are selling for $49.95, George Lujack devotes a chapter on The False Doctrine of the Trinity:  Why The Holy Spirit is Not a Person and also another chapter entitled, GOD: Triune or Biunial?  Why are they selling an expensive book which espouses what most Christians would consider to be false doctrine?

George Lujack explains in his Introduction that he was influenced by Herbert W. Armstrong, and he complains about those who took over that ministry after Armstrong died.  As I recall, those who took over did overturn many of Armstrong’s teachings, and brought this ministry back into what might be termed more traditional teachings, similar to the Baptists. But Lujack prefers the false teachings which Armstrong publicized during his lifetime.

Also, Theo has called Kent Hovind a fraud, and while Lujack has come out and expressed his dismay with Kent’s second marriage, he still promotes Kent Hovind in this book as “perhaps the greatest refuter of Evolution who has ever lived”. That statement is disturbing if true, for not only evolutionists, but other creationists have shown that Hovind does not display any depth of understanding of his own material.

The Desire to Have a Hand in Building Another Person’s Ministry, When Your Own is Built on The Lies of the DeVil

The other website of Theo’s, called Workers In Christ.net,  reflects the aspect of the Lion of Judah Ministry, where Theo desires to counsel others on how to build their own ministries, based on his personal experiences. One of the things which Theo and Lenae have done recently was to travel to various cities and “evangelize” on the streets.

I looked at a few of the videos documenting his techniques and it is clear that he has not sought the wisdom of those who are experienced street preachers and evangelists.  In Miami they were out walking the streets in darkness, which is very unnerving to others on the streets who probably think Theo is nuts or a potential robber.  If you want others to engage in Christian conversation on the streets, it must be done in daylight or a well lighted protected area, so others feel safe in your presence. I looked at the Seattle street walking, which was done in daylight, and Theo’s asking total strangers if they liked DVD’s was not a good conversation starter. All I can say is that if a person wants that type of ministry, wisdom and commonsense needs to prevail, and if you lack that, stay home!

Rudy Davis Gives His Summation of Theodore

One cannot cover over past wrongdoing by creating a ministry which presents  a new self image. It should be remembered that Theodore claimed that it was God that sent him to Kent Hovind, leaving behind his Arizona business to flounder.  Then he was enraged when things did not go his way.  But if God had sent him, why should he complain about the consequences of doing God’s will?

Perhaps Rudy Davis was right about Theo when he wrote Peter J. Reilly a letter which was reprinted on the ytmp.blogspot.com in an April 26, 2017 article, Theodore Valentine The Hovindicator With Buyer’s Remorse.In summary, it is difficult to persuade others of the truth of Christianity, if it has had no real impact on your own being.

 

Ernest Land: Designer of Black Budget Tax Shelters for The Self-Anointed, Self-professing Man of God

That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.  Isaiah 29:21

Ernest Land AKA DOC FOG, Director of Circulation for the Favor of God. This moniker was created when Ernest Land was a DJ on a Christian radio station.

This past month I have been reading through Robert Baty’s website at kehvrlb.com which he has titled, Kent Hovind v. Robert Baty-The Great Debates!  Kent Hovind’s False Legal Narrative challenged!  What I find interesting about Baty’s blog, and also that of Deana Holmes of Hovindology.com and Peter J. Reilly’s Your Tax Matters Partner: ytmp.blogspot.com, is that every single question I have asked about Kent Hovind’s legal problems has been addressed by these three “reprovers in the gate”.

What is unsettling about their reproving, is that by identifying what the key evidence and laws were which led to the conviction and incarceration of Kent Hovind, they have also been exposing what is wrong with present day commercialized  Churchianity. Over the years many pastors had rightfully turned away from Kent Hovind because of his tax fraud; yet most did so quietly, when what was needed was a public rebuke of the multi-faceted false doctrines which undergird the Hovind ministry.

The  “reprovers in the gate” who have spoken rightly about the Hovind case have come under fire from a multitude of Hovind supporters who display a stubborn unity in refusing to discuss even the most elementary laws and evidence of this case.  In addition, I have observed that many vile words, lies and threats have been spoken by Hovind’s friends against those who attempt to have a reasonable and rational discussion. This ought not to be the case in a free society.  And it is inexcusable for someone who professes to be a Christian to resort to making threats when they are unable to advance their argument,  because the facts and evidence prove that they are in the wrong.

I had mentioned in a prior post that Rudy Davis, one of the more prominent supporters of Kent Hovind,  had resorted to an imprecatory form of prayer, cursing death and destruction against those legal authorities involved in the Gavin Seim case. Another example of this type of ill fitted response arose when Deana Holmes commented on a Peter J. Reilly Facebook post on February 14, 2015.  She had said, “Ernie, your not so veiled attempts at saying those of us who believe Kent Hovind has to pay taxes like everyone else are going to face an angry God at the White Throne Judgment remind me that my favorite prayer is, “Jesus, save us from your professional followers.”

Ernest Land replied in part, (the whole comment can be read in the link above)  “…The Ministry was NOT a extensive criminal organization as the Judge stated, it is and was a Ministry that lead people worldwide to a beleif(sp) in the word of God, and the saving grace of Jesus.  Still is as Kent has lead over 700 souls to the Lord in prison.  Kent is one of God’s annointed(sp), and to lay hands on him will reap one God’s wrath….” 

The facts of Kent Hovind’s breaking of criminal and civil laws cannot, and should not be glossed over by the unproved assertions that “souls were saved”.  It has been shown time and again that many persons who profess to be saved, later reveal by their actions that those words were said in a moment of emotional fervor, and were not stated with genuine sincerity and deliberation.

The Bible makes a number of declarations about those who will reap God’s wrath, and habitual liars number among the group that will find themselves in hell. All of us have been warned,  Be not deceived; God is not mocked:  for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)

Ernest Land is presently the incorporator and a director of Creation Science Evangelism Ministries, Inc., registered in Alabama, where Kent Hovind is rebuilding anew another Dinosaur Adventure Land.

Looking dapper in a white tux in 2008, Ernie Land explains the 4 financial quadrants on You Tube

So who is this man that gives warning that whoever touches the so called  Anointed Man of God Kent Hovind, risks incurring the wrath of God? Tracking Ernie Land is like watching a rock skipping across a pond. He has used so many different states to register his business ventures, so many addresses, so many phone numbers…

Skipping Rocks Across a pond

On Ernest Land’s docfog.com website, which was created on November 17, 2005, he discusses his educational and employment  background. It would appear that Ernest Land’s primary skills have been in professional lying, which in polite society is referred to as having a career in Sales and Marketing. A resume becomes questionable whenever it uses vague descriptive terms such as  “educated in legal and finance”, yet names no specific university which can be evaluated for accreditation,  nor any degree.  What does it mean when Land claims to have worked in Legal at the paper company writing land contracts? Was this a task that could have been performed by a clerk? What is this FCEC license mentioned that allows Ernest Land to defend church rights? We are told so much, and yet so little…On Ernest Land’s webpage under Accomplishments, he lists the most important milestones from 1980 to 2007, as follows:

2006 must have been a notable year, for 3 major events affecting the major players in the Inner Circle of Kent Hovind took place.  The first event was alluded to in a letter from Kent Hovind to his son Eric (noted by Peter J. Reilly in his blog), where Hovind protested, “I trusted you with all the CSE assets in 2006 and simply asked for them back when I got out of prison 1 year ago.  You now use lots of smoke and mirrors to not do that…”.

The second event is noted by Ernie Land that he was the Top Earner and Consultant to Bio.  And the third event,  which may have been the primary reason Ernie Land now has a reputation as a World Renown Speaker and Marketer, is that on May 30, 2006  the Texas Attorney General issued a temporary injunction against Lowell Mims and Gustavo Romero and BioPerformance, Inc. This began the legal proceedings which resulted in this company having to pay out millions to consumers of their fraudulent product. Lowell Mims has a religious front as  a “church growth” evangelist, and he is the founder of MLM companies which Ernest Land has partnered with, such as ProvisionRX Inc.

Just days before the Texas AG dropped his rock of judgment in the pond,The Dallas Observer published an article dated May 25, 2006 Running on Fumes,  by Rick Kennedy.  It discusses the many problems with BioPerformance, and specifically discusses Ernie Land, the Top Earner and Consultant to Bio, who managed to escape being named in the Texas AG injunction.  Rick Kennedy, the author of this article quotes “Eric Scheibler, a former pyramid scheme victim who now runs the anti-MLM Web site merchants of deception.com,” as saying, “MLMs commonly use religion to attract and motivate members.  The best-known example, he says, is Quixtar (formerly Amway).”

As we saw in Ernie Land’s bio, he had once been involved in Amway, a religious based MLM.

The Dallas Observer article notes, “Craig Lunde, a disgruntled BioPerformance member from California, says that Mims was a minister (who) influenced him to join. ‘Everyone seems to be so sincere and so honest and so Christian and so decent, I went with that’, Lunde says. The Dallas distributor who did not want his name used also bought into the image of a Christian company.  ‘I’m really upset that someone who claims to be a preacher has done what he has done,’ he says.  Many of his recruits were members of his church, and he had planned to use the money he made to finance the church’s Web site.  Instead, he using it to pay his downlines back”.

Rick Kennedy, in his Running on Fumes article describes “MLM veteran Ernie Land”, as “tall, with bushy gray hair and a mustache and a voice disconcertingly similar to cartoon character Hank Hill from King of the Hill.  Some versions of the company Web site featured Land standing in front of a sprawling ranch house with a gleaming pickup on each side, a living testament to the success of BioPerformance.  Not surprisingly, he is an ardent defender of the company.  ‘We feel good that, at the end of the day, we’ll be justified in all that we’ve done,’ Land says.”

According to the Dallas Observer, Ernest Land gave advice to Mims and Romero which “centered on protecting Bio-Performance from the legal challenges that bedevil most MLM Companies. ‘MLM is constantly attacked as an industry by both the media and the legal system because it’s outside the norm, it’s outside the mainstream,’ Land says.  ‘It’s entrepreneurial, and its usually cutting-edge products that aren’t totally proven’.”

In that regard, Bioperformance offered a product in pill form that when added to the gas tank, was touted to increase the car’s performance. There were so many complaints to the Texas AG’s office, that they were forced to  issue an injunction and then they took this company to court, after having the product tested in a lab.

Ernest Land displays his clever legal thesis/antithesis strategy

The Dallas Observer pointed out the contradictory  legal MO which Ernest Land counseled BioPerformance to engage in.  He had  “persons sign sworn affidavits to verify claims the product works”, and also he confessed that he  “brought them to disclaim everything”. Apparently this contradictory advice of Ernest Land’s did not hold up well in court. It also does not hold up well in the Scriptures either, for Matthew 5:37 states, But let your communication be, Yea, yea: Nay, Nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.  Matthew 5:37

This same pattern emerges in the restructuring of Kent Hovind’s Alabama Dinosaur Adventure Land

As the founder of Creation Science Evangelism (CSE), in his post prison days,  Kent Hovind still retains his status of chief fundraiser; yet his very words and that of the board of directors are Officially Disclaimed as a matter of policy by CSE.  Is this strategy the hand of God, or the Hand of Ernest Land?

In 1989 Kent Hovind established Creation Science Evangelism (CSE), and in 2001, set up his Dinosaur Adventure Land theme park in the backyard of his Pensacola, Florida home.  Having been found guilty of tax fraud, Hovind was at last released from prison in 2015, after serving almost 9 years.  He returned home to Florida to face insurmountable family problems. This untenable situation was remedied when Kent Hovind moved to Conecuh county, Alabama to live out his vow of poverty on  three adjoining tax free 40+ acre parcels of land worth over $500,000.  Slowly this new tax free Dinocracy is establishing itself….

Robert Baty had shared this Conecuh, AL parcel details on his Facebook group site “Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare!”.

It was only five months ago on July 24, 2017 that Creation Science Evangelism Ministries, Inc. was registered as a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation with the Alabama Secretary of State and assigned an entity ID number 397-041. The principal address is 488 Pearl Lane, Repton, Al 36475 which features a brontosaurus duo on the gate.The nature of this business was stated to be exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.

A six page document dated July 26, 2017 titled the Certificate of Formation was filed with Alabama, which I have not read in all its details, as I was unwilling to pay for it.  However, of note is that five persons presently hold official titles; none of which are Kent Hovind, the original founder of the ministry bearing CSE name.  Ernest Land is both the Incorporator and a Director.  Diane Hummel is the Registered Agent and a Director. Cody Land, who appears to be related to Ernest Land, is named a Director, along with J. Russell Hughes of Rose City, MI, and Bill Sardi of La Verne, CA.

Just a year and a half earlier, on February 23, 2016, the Florida Secretary of State had registered Creation Science Evangelism Ministries, Inc. as a Domestic Non-Profit (N16000002289) having a FEI/EIN Number 81-1424226, and presently we see the same persons are named as described in the Alabama corporation registration. Florida does not charge for reviewing the Certificate of Incorporation, and so I was able to note  that initially there was another person involved:  Theodore Valenzuela of 29 Cummings Road, Pensacola, FL 32464, had been appointed as Secretary. The address used for Valenzuela was one of Kent Hovind’s Florida properties involved in the tax fraud disputes.  When Hovind later moved to the Alabama location  to begin anew another Dinosaur Adventure Land, Valenzuela followed, living in one of the bunk houses there. He has since departed from Kent’s CONpound.

This strange disclaimer is currently posted on the Official Dr. Dino website; special attention should be made to how this relates to the founder of the CSE/DAL ministries, and Director, Ernest Land and the former Secretary, Theo Valenzuela:

So if a so-called Christian ministry such as CSEM does not trust the communications of the founder and it’s board of directors, why should anyone else? And where do we discover what the official policy or position of CSE Ministries is, if not through the communications of its board of directors and officers?

Oh wait, didn’t I say earlier that every question I ask about the Kent Hovind story has been answered by at least one of  the Three Reprovers in The Gate? Sure enough,  Peter J. Reilly on July 1, 2016 in an article, Kent Hovind & Ernie Land-Scheming as Usual,  quotes CSEM as saying, They will help oversee the ministry in the spirit of transparency and showing itself to be approved by others.  CSEM (Creation Science Evangelism Ministries) believe it is important for ministries that rely on donations to be completely transparent about its objectives, goals and use of funds toward those ends.  Any designated funds donated will be applied to those projects or expenses designated, and will only be placed into other projects or other ministry expenses, after consultation and agreement with the donor.

I can see right through you CSEM; I see your motives and methods, but does that mean you are “transparent” in the good sense of the word?

Apparently Peter J. Reilly exercised the same caution when reading the CSEM statement, for he notes, “Transparency has its limits.  When I asked Ernie about the contract , this is how he responded.”  ( The contract refers to an agreement with the founder of CSEM, Kent Hovind, who is presently not named in the state of Alabama registration of that corporation.)

Ernie Land replied,  Our contracts are US Constitution article 1 section 10 private contracts.  They will remain private and should the IRS attack again then a snare is in place to throw it into International Court. All are signed “Without Prejudice UCC 1-308”.  I like the term patriot, but actually adhere more to being a Constitutionalist.  As you know from my $6mil lawsuit brought against me personally and my company by the FTC, I will use the International Court, and as in that case, the Federal Court seals everything, while removing me from the suit.  Hey, maybe that experience is why I believe so adamantly in Conspiracy by the elites in Government.  They seal documents, or hide them like Hillary’s emails, in most of the cases they lose or should I say the 1% they lose.  Pretty good game the play.  I guess they learned from the Harlem Globe Trotters.

The above statement by Ernest Land, which I have added some bolding to emphasize two phrases, is interesting in that Ernest Land boasts of laying a legal snare to escape accountability and he also mentions that for some reason the Federal Trade Commission was unhappy with him.

A MISSION STATEMENT structured like a sandwich

DrDino.com presents its Mission Statement with redundant first and last sentences, saying,  Our mission is to tell the world about the Good News of Freedom in Jesus Christ and the Truth about his Amazing Creation, utilizing simple scientific explanations targeting children, about the handiwork of God who created them in His Image, contrary to the Darwinian explanation of the origins of man.  The Word of God is True!  But you may not know the evidence that supports the Word of God and shows the public school taught evolution (of Darwin) nothing more than an imagined idea.  We therefore have the mission from God of Telling the world about the Freedom in Jesus Christ and the Truth about His Amazing Creation.

The first and the last sentences are redundant, but at this point, so what? Do you sincerely believe that this is a genuine Christian ministry?

Ernest Land counseled BPI to take two contradictory measures, which we see in place at CSEM.  The first was to obtain sworn affidavits to verify claims the product works.  What is the product of CSEM?  Why Kent Hovind, of course.  In prior posts I mentioned the names of a number of supporters of Kent Hovind who proclaimed him a persecuted Christian martyr because of the stand he has taken as a world renowned expert on the Creation/Evolution debate.  These professions of support back in 2015 through online videos made by the Christian Alternative Media are as good as a sworn affidavit that “the product works”.  The second measure which contradicts the first, is in accordance with Ernest Land’s counsel to “disclaim everything”, and that was done on the Dr. Dino official website.

What about those three pesky Reprovers at the Gate of the old and new Dinosaur Adventure Land?  Does Ernest Land really have the legal and financial wherewithal to ensnare them in one of his traps?  Nah, when push comes to shove, poor Kent Hovind may be forced to take the fall once again for not having the gumption to free himself from the legal counsel of Ernie Land, Glen Stoll, and others of ill-repute.

 

 

The Creation & Evolution of The Interpreter of the Mysteries

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  Genesis 1:2

What does one put into a petri dish to create a clone of The Interpreter of the Mysteries who has condescended to come down to us in human form?

I can’t recall ever hearing about Kent Hovind before this month.  But when the Hagmann, Quayle, Zilinksy, former Prophecy Club  speakers started fussing over the martyrdom of a man who calls himself Dr. Dino, I decided to take a second look. Yesterday I  listened to Dr. Scott Johnson of Contending for the Truth,  formerly a  Prophecy Club speaker, lament the travesty of injustice done against Kent Hovind.  He describes him as a humble man who has brought many to salvation, who will greatly be rewarded in heaven.  Now Coach Dave Daubenmire has entered the fray, suggesting that Hovind should be tried by a jury of his peers, i.e. Christians who believe in creation, and not evolution.  Well, put me on that jury!  I am a King James Bible Believer and once held membership in an independent fundamentalist Baptist church, etc. etc. etc.

"Coach" Dave Daubenmire, defender of Dr. Dino

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire, defender of Dr. Dino

When I first heard the laments about Hovind’s tax judgments,  I found the claims that he is being persecuted for his creation views to be dubious, and thought that if anyone was persecuting him, there must be a deeper reason.  Well, I listened further to the things said on his behalf, and decided to search the internet for clues to this mysterious martyr of the faith, and found loads of information from friends and foes alike.

In short, Kent Hovind is a tax fraud, pure and simple, and deserving of a prison sentence. However, he seems to regard himself as The Interpreter of the Mysteries, come down in human form, and therefore he is above all those laws imposed on us mere mortals, whether it be tax laws, building permits, or what have you.  Hovind has been praised for taking a vow of poverty, which me thinks that this is a vow which is easy to keep while in prison.   But if you read the Wikipedia article on Kent Hovind note the amount of money he had made in one year on dinosaur/creation merchandise!  The fact that his supporters have misrepresented the facts of his case, causes me to understand the depth of their own depravity a little better.

I am most disappointed that Dr. Scott Johnson has gone down to Pensacola in support of Kent Hovind, as I rather like Johnson as a person.  But this action of his causes me to wonder if he is suffering from strong delusion, and not deserving of his “calling”  as another Watchman on the wall.  When the atheists on the web can quote the correct scriptures as a rebuttal to Kent Hovind’s fraudulent character, then it is time to back up, and have a second look.

I trust no one, especially one who claims to be a Christian, who obtains his degrees from unaccredited colleges. Why this need to be referred to as a Doctor?   What does Dr. Dino think 2 Timothy 2:15 means when it commands, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” Does Hovind think that God approves of a lazy evangelist who has to fake his way through his “calling” as a “creation science evangelist”? What scriptures even back up such an approach to evangelism?  Hovind made a great amount of money selling merchandise in connection with his dinosaur business, and apparently never filed a tax return. One critic of Hovind’s Dinosaur exhibit said it was shabby, shabby, shabby.  Could Dr. Dino’s theme park not even get one compliment such as “Shabby Chic“?

I once was a member of an independent fundamentalist church, and attended three others, and I am very familiar with their doctrine.  I grew tired of preachers who refused to preach the whole counsel of God, and so I sought it elsewhere. While some persons who investigated Kent Hovind were unable to get a copy of his doctoral dissertation, I found a copy at www.wistorage.net/file/kent-hovind-dissertation.  It is a peculiar read,  as if he had taken several years of sermon notes scrawled on the back of  church worship guides, and threw them into his thesis.  Now Hovind’s dissertation is a bit odd, as I cannot locate an actual clear thesis statement, one which identifies his “claim” followed by a “because” statement of reason.  Precision seems to a feature of evidence which is lacking in Hovind’s thesis, as well as in his speech and other writings.  We must understand that a thesis is a statement or argument, supported by evidence, which should be convincing to a critical reader.

For some reason Hovind keeps referring to his dissertation as a book, over and over again. Perhaps while he was assembling this document, he was hoping to later sell it in book form in his Dino gift shop someday. Maybe this is his thesis: “In this book I’ll be covering, in a nutshell, the creation/evolution controversy.  I will explain why it is so important, the effects that the theory of evolution has had on our society, the creation alternative, and what we should do about it the problem.”

Why not a thesis statement such as, “The theories of evolution are unsupportable by scientific research, because evolution was in fact created as a justification for worshiping the creature, rather than the Creator”?  But no, to muddy the waters further,  Hovind continues on, “I only ask that you realistically look at the ideas presented and ask yourself the simple question,  ‘Does this key open the lock, does this answer the question?’  If it does–it just might be right.”  It just might be right?  When you introduce the “Uncertainty Principle” into your “thesis”, how can I be convinced by anything you say?  How about clarifying what your dissertation is asserting? How about having a conclusion based on evidence, which the reader can grasp?  Shouldn’t a dissertation contain a few footnotes, and maybe some source quotes from the evolutionists themselves?  Lazy, lazy, lazy.  The closest you will get me to calling you “Doctor”, is the caricature you have given of yourself as Dr. Dino. Or is that Dr. Dunno?

In I Timothy 6, Paul speaks of the importance of servants treating their masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.  This is an important doctrine and I agree with it. However, I did find that fundamentalist Pharisees tend to bludgeon anyone on the head, with this type of scripture,  if anyone should wonder out loud “why the king has no clothes on”.   The verses which follow (I Timothy 6: 3-6) regarding the person who is disrespectful of the proper authority given by God, says, “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness:  from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

Kent Hovind and his most famous supporters seem to be all merchandisers, supposing that gain is godliness.  Thus from such clones of the Interpreter of the Mysteries, to whom we are supposed to bow the knee, I withdraw myself.