“A danger to the community” is exactly what a US Attorney dubbed Kent “Dr. Dino” Hovind last week when recommending he be held without bail until he can be sentenced (possibly more than 200 years in jail) for tax evasion. Yes, it was a very bad week for creationists, considering that megachurch pastor Ted Haggard is under investigation for hiring a male escort and abusing illegal drugs and Ann Coulter is under investigation for a voting felony. Now that one of the most deluded anti-reality proponents is being carted off in handcuffs, it’s like Christmas came early for rational people everywhere.
I particularly like that Hovind was considered a flight risk and a danger to the community. I envision him sneaking away in the dark of night, knocking on doors and frantically explaining to people that velociraptors were on Noah’s ark. Mothers would pull their children away from the door and instruct someone to call the police and tell them a crazy man was on the porch peddling ignorance. Yeah, I’d call that a danger to the community.