Fundamentalist christians see everything in terms of their faith. In their minds outsiders have no rights. They feel it is proper to lie to or about outsiders with impunity. They wouldn’t even see anything wrong with taking a machine gun to an outsider. It is important to understand this mindset.
In the minds of most people who are even aware of the events, Kent Hovind is in prison for tax evasion. To a fundamentalist christian, he is being “persecuted for his beliefs.” In their minds, that money was a “blessing of the lord” and the “atheists at the IRS” had no right to it. They agree with Hovind that he was doing his duty by not reporting that income.
Last year, Jim Gardner talked about Sye Tenb and Eric Hovind sold DVDs of an edited version of a conversation they had, quite contrary to their agreement. This is entirely in keeping with their beliefs. They feel it is their right to tell any lie to get you tp dp pr say what they want. And then, if it’s a recording, they edit out the parts that don’t help them.and sell a very pro-christian work.
You will not see one fundamentalist christian criticize another. It doesn’t happen. I did a post recently about how Norman shamelessly libelled Alex. Do you think Dan stepped in and said, “okay, that’s too much”? Not a chance. Because that is the fundamentalist christian philosophy. Any lie, any misdeed is acceptable if it advances the cause of fundamentalist christianity.