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Clickable Link to Mark’s Appearance with Kent Hovind:

https://youtu.be/TLZWcdoCNXo?t=4m

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Clickable Link to Mark Stoney FaceBook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/mark.stoney.4441

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SUMMARY OF THE STORY

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Mark Stoney is a divorced thirty-something veteran who has custody of his 4 year old daughter and lived with his parents until the events referenced in this report.

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Mark and his parents lived near Birminghan, AL.  After a recent trip to the beach, Mark and his daughter planned to stop and visit Kent Hovind’s conpound near Lenox, AL.

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Instead of just visiting as intended, they stayed for 2-3 days before returning home and Kent featured Mark in his June 14, 2018 performance broadcast on YouTube and referenced above.

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At some point, Mark decided he wanted to take his daughter and go live with Kent on his conpound and was preparing to do so when his mother intervened and took custody of the child and Mark went to live with Kent on his own.

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Mark’s mother, as might be expected because of the incident, contacted various government agencies and quickly was able to file a petition for custody and have a protective order put into place.

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And so the battle lines were drawn as Mark has vowed to have custody of the child returned to him.

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It is not known how long Mark might stay with Kent.  Mark has recently “said” he was only intending to stay a month.  There is no reason to think the custody issue will be resolved within a month.  Otherwise, Mark has also quit his job and so has no job, no home.  For now, it appears Kent Hovind will be providing Mark meals and lodging in exchange for volunteer labor on his conpound.

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The child’s grandmother intervened because there was reason to believe the child would be in imminent danger in taking up residence at Kent Hovind’s conpound.

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This case might provide a framework for testing, judicially, whether or not Kent Hovind’s conpound is suitable for such a child as Mark Stoney’s.

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Kent Hovind’s conpound is currently a commercial construction site and Kent has boasted of his lack of insurance or care for the welfare of adults and children visiting.  Kent has placed warning signs at the property advising that there is no insurance and one “enters at his own risk”.

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Currently, there is a court hearing scheduled later in July and another at the end of August.

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Mark took his side of the story to FaceBook and published numerous individual threads promoting his version of the case.  When such was challenged on July 7 and 8 by me, after considerable discussion, Mark deleted that discussion; perhaps in consciousness of his guilt and the propriety of his mothers actions, or maybe it was because Kent Hovind or one of his handlers told Mark to delete it.

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Mark also seems to like firearms and somewhat like Kent seems to particular be fascinated by assault type weapons.  Mark may have one or more weapons with him at the present time.

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Mark’s taking his side of the case to social media, including the “tagging” of his mother in at least one FaceBook post, plus his possible possession of a firearm while under a protective order might have him in violation of the protective order and subject him to possible arrest at any time.

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Mark has indicated that the people at Kent’s conpound will vouch for him in court proceedings.

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That has yet to be confirmed.

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It is more likely, seems to me, that Kent will ask Mark to leave and not come back any time soon in order that Kent will not have to be called upon to establish his commercial construction site is suitable for a single parent with a 4 year old girl to care for.

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The story is evolving and, it seems to me, is one to watch.

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Update July 18, 2018

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There was a hearing on the case in Birmingham, AL and temporary custody remains with the grandparents.

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Today’s proceeding, as might be expected, was primarily to insure all things were in proper order and the case was prepared to move forward and that custody with the grandparents was justified and should be maintained for the time being.

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Another hearing to consider the merits of the custody issue and the protective order will be in a few weeks.

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Supervised visitation of the child with Mark Stoney, the father, was approved but details have to be worked out by the Court.

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The child was represented today by State counsel.  The grandparents were represented by private counsel.  Mark Stoney waived his right to an attorney.

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Nick Shunk ( https://www.facebook.com/nickshunk    ) accompanied Mark Stoney to the proceedings, but he was not allowed in the courtroom.  Nick is one of Kent Hovind’s “chosen ones” and he and his wife have been residents at Kent Hovind’s conpound for quite awhile, having left their criminal and drug past behind (well, maybe they did, maybe they didn’t).

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UPDATE July 20, 2018

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Mark posted the following cryptic comment to his FaceBook page; likely given to him by Kent Hovind or one of Kent’s people.

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Update July 25, 2018

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Mark Stoney enjoying DAL ATV Day without the burden of being a parent:

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https://youtu.be/MN793saVseM?t=1m41s

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Update July 28, 2018

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Mark Stoney enjoying not having to parent at Kent’s conpound!

https://youtu.be/0juLvrY5t3I?t=25m55s

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Update July 29, 2018

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Numerous comments to the above referenced thread on Mark’s FaceBook page at the following link.  The screenshot below reflects two posts I thought particularly noteworthy.

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https://www.facebook.com/mark.stoney.4441/posts/1932949970059522

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Update July 31, 2018

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The following was posted to the Mark Stoney FaceBook page in the current thread where Mark and others comment on the custody case.  Shawn’s post appears to have been quickly deleted instead of being given a response.

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Additional Documents in Stoney v. Stoney

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I guess the substance of the above is that supervised visitation was ordered pending the August 28, 2018 hearing, and the Court ordered the YWCA be used for supervised visitation.  However, the YWCA declined the case.  It’s now up to Mark Stoney to take action that might move the Court to order some alternative supervised visitation scheme.

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Update August 2, 2018

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It appears that Mark Stoney has just scrubbed his FaceBook page (address below) of postings dealing with his custody case, or hid them from public view or even “friend” view.

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https://www.facebook.com/mark.stoney.4441

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Update August 28, 2018

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Kent Hovind announced, without details, in his performance last night that he was going to Birmingham today, the day that there is a child custody hearing in the Stoney v. Stoney case.

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Kent has been reportedly seen at the courthouse where that hearing is to take place and has been seen kissing a woman.  So, it would seem that his reported 3rd wife, Cindi Lincoln, may be there as well.

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Rumors circulating at the courthouse indicate that the restraining order against Mark Stoney is to remain in effect at least until the next hearing, the child is to remain with the grandparents, and supervised visitations are to be arranged after “intake interviews”.

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Update September 19, 2018

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MARK STONEY in the KENT HOVIND news!
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(I hear that Mark Stoney was NOT a “marine”! It appears Kent gave him a promotion from being a “weekend warrior” to being a “marine”.)
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From the article:
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One of them is Mark Stoney, a Marine and combat veteran from the Birmingham area, who came to Dinosaur Adventure Land nearly three months ago and hasn’t left.
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Stoney found Hovind’s Bible studies on YouTube. He decided to visit Dinosaur Adventure Land in April, and brought his 4-year-old daughter. They stayed for three days.
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He came back home and told his parents, with whom they’d been living, that he felt called by God to go stay at Dinosaur Adventure Land for a month and volunteer there.
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“When I was here, it felt like family. They completely accepted me from the minute I walked in and it was great,” he said.
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He wanted to bring his daughter with him. His mother wouldn’t hear of it.
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“My mom made it out to be like I was just moving in with strangers and joining a cult.”
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The cult accusation is one that doesn’t seem to interest Hovind – he’s dismissive whenever it’s brought up – though it rankles his wife, Cindi. People come to Dinosaur Adventure Land, she said, because they’re trying to find something they can’t find other places.
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“They’re seeking how does the Bible reconcile with science,” she said. “It’s a big deal and he’s trying to help. That’s not a cult.”
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Stoney is still fighting for custody of his daughter, but he doesn’t plan to leave Dinosaur Adventure Land.
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“I want to stay now. I absolutely love this place, I love working here,” he said. “We’ve got people coming from Russia, from Ireland, from Mexico and Canada, from all over the world. Getting to meet all these people who are also in love with Christ, it’s a blessing.”
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Update September 20, 2018

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Mark Stoney replies to my report on my personal FaceBook page!

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https://www.facebook.com/robert.baty.1/posts/1586508694789145

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The above was followed up by the exchanges below via FaceBook Messenger!

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Mark Stoney joined my Hovind FaceBook group and posted many notes.  Here are two from the thread at the referenced link below that indicate that Mark and Kent have parted ways.

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/kenthovindsworstnightmare/permalink/1072355299600265/

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Update November 11, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/mark.stoney.4441/posts/2086904141330770

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Update November 12, 2018

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Interestingly, Cindi Lincoln, the woman some people think is now legally, civilly, on the record married to Kent Hovind, has posted a note to Mark Stoney’s FaceBook page in an unrelated thread:

https://www.facebook.com/mark.stoney.4441/posts/2082176965136821

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