The Pensacola News Journal reports that Kent Hovind
was in court
Hovind’s attorney [said] his client did not want to enter a plea because he does not believe the United States, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office “have jurisdiction in this matter.”
When pressed by Davis to enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty, Hovind said he wished to enter a plea of “subornation of false muster.” […]
When pressed by Davis, Hovind said he was entering a not guilty plea “under duress.”
Apparently Hovind is maintaining his fanciful idea that the Kingdom of God is an actual country, and presumably churches are its embassies. I wouldn’t mind seeing the judge specifically address that defense.
When asked where he lived, Kent Hovind replied, “I live in the church of Jesus Christ, which is located all over the world. I have no residence.”
U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers will preside over the Hovinds’ trial, for which Davis set a Sept. 5 date.
The article doesn’t say whether the Hovinds are in jail, out on bail, or what.
Neither drdino.com nor dinosauradventureland.com have been updated with any fresh details. The itinerary page still shows Kent Hovind scheduled to perform in Kingsport, TN on the 21st.
Further details as they develop.