No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

Christian Bashing

Kent "Dr. Dino" Hovind, creator of a creation science theme park, was convicted on all 58 counts of tax fraud, and now faces possible jail time measured in centuries. His wife is in a similar pickle. IIRC, she would suck out thousands of dollars of cash from the bank (always just short of the $10K that triggers an investigation) so that they could pay their employees under the table without withholding taxes (or paying the employer share). Neither the IRS nor the court was impressed by the 'doing God's work' defense.

I was withholding comment on this next one until more facts were known, but now it seems it's appropriate to do so. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and chief pastor of New Life Church, was accused by some skeezy male escort of having indulged in a three-year homosexual affair. Though he has denied the accusations, Haggard has resigned his presidency and stepped down as pastor. Now, the latest word comes from the acting pastor: "There has been some admission of indiscretion, not admission to all of the material that has been discussed, but there is an admission of some guilt." If only we lived in a world where a pastor could publically admit that he liked a little cock every now and again, then maybe this wouldn't be headline news. But since Haggard has been a prime mover in ensuring that such a world doesn't exist, I can't work up much sympathy for him.

(In other news, the escort failed a polygraph test carried out on local radio. Then again, polygraph tests are practically useless even under the best circumstances.)
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