I found out this week that Dr. Kent Hovind is in jail for not paying taxes. He has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
I knew from watching his seminar that he has a thinly-veiled disdain for the federal government and the IRS, and maybe deservedly so. I know many Christians who hate paying taxes, knowing full well that their tax dollars go for abortions and atheistic school systems, among many other unholy things. I know that he truly believes that they are exempt from taxes. The courts saw it differently.
Is it right to pay taxes, knowing that you are funding abortions?
I appreciate Dr. Hovind inmensly and am going to participate in translating his seminar for Spanish subtitles, so please do think I am judging Dr.Hovind. But if Jesus payed taxes to a crooked publican for the Roman empire, and instructed his disciples to do the same, well, that's good enough for me.
And if you are truly exempt, I would be checking that every year, just to be on the safe side.
I know that this is casting a dark cloud over the Creation Evangelism ministry and that is a crying shame.
I pray that this problem will soon be over, and the important work of evangelising will once again take precedence.