Hovindicators take up Scientology-style tactics

Here’s a video by a guy named Kevin Dixon, which Rudy Davis has mirrored on to his YouTube.  The first 7:30 is about me and Robert Baty, but mostly me.  It includes some really bad Biblical exegesis. Below you will find my response (which I posted to both Kevin and Rudy’s YouTube pages).

Hi, I’m Dee Holmes, one of the people you attacked in this video. It’s so nice to see how you spent your evening, making a video to criticize me. I put up that picture of me from December 1968 on my Facebook page at about 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time today, a little over four hours ago. In that same time, I’ve read a book, taken a nap, gone out to get gas and pick up some fast food. Seriously, I could think of better things to do than to waste my time making a video this laughably bad.

For the record, I am employed by a Fortune 500 company and not the government. Hovindology.com is paid for by me and is not a production of any government agency. (Seriously, the government can do better than an out of the box template from WordPress, let me tell you.)

Now let me explain something to you. I have lots of experience with being “dead agented.” The Church of Scientology, you know, the space alien outfit called “the cult of greed and power” by Time magazine back at the beginning of the 1990s, tried the same thing on me starting about 20 years ago. Their garbage is still up on the web and it’s easy to find. This is the thing:  20 years on, I look prescient because I was fighting Scientology long before it became the butt of late night jokes.

I’m not saying that Kent Hovind is going to rise in popularity enough to be the butt of late night jokes (for that, he’d probably have to jump on Oprah’s couch, like Tom Cruise did). The point is, though, I have experience with people calling me names, libeling me, plastering pictures of me around the neighborhood with the words “RELIGIOUS BIGOT” underneath them, and having my home picketed.

Oh yeah, and Scientology used to claim that its opponents were being paid by “Big Pharma.” We who were opposed to Scientology used to laugh about it.

By the way, your Biblical exegesis is horrible. The Knights of Xenu is a joke group, based off a belief of Scientology that 76 million years ago an evil galactic dictator named Xenu rounded people up, brought them to Earth, blew them up in volcanoes and then captured their souls on an electronic ribbon. Today, we’re all infested with these souls of “body thetans,” as Scientology calls them. And Scientology will sell you lots of very expensive “courses” to basically exorcise you of these “body thetans.”

Scientology doesn’t want people to know about Xenu until they’ve paid in hundreds of thousands of dollars, so was quite annoyed when its trademarked secret scriptures made it on the Internet back in 1995 and the story of Xenu got out, to the laughter and derision of people everywhere. You know, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, said people who weren’t prepared to learn about Xenu would get pneumonia and die. The Washington Post observed that there wasn’t a mass pneumonia outbreak after the secret of Xenu hit the Internet.

And finally, even though you slandered me in this video by saying I was employed full-time on the taxpayers’ dime, I won’t be asking you to take down this video. I want my friends and associates to see this thing. Because they know me and I expect they’d get as much of a laugh out of this as I did.

P.S. It’s Dee-na, not Dee-ann-a.  That’s why I go by “Dee,” because nobody pronounces it correctly.

–dee holmes