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INVESTMENT - If you would like to help Spirit One stand against the IRS as they seek to silence the gospel financially, we would be sincerely appreciative. - Pastor Mark Holick

 
8/21/07

FAITH UNDER FIRE

Church's pro-life advocacy earns IRS audit
Pastor says biblical messages, outreaches will continue

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6/1/07

IRS SEEKS TO SILENCE LOCAL WICHITA CHURCH'S FREE SPEECH AND SERMONS

Leading up to recent events, Spirit One has ALWAYS taken a firm stand against abortion. The fact that our local and state government not only allow mass murder of unborn infants, but support it. See how the rest of the world views our state by watching the O'Reiley viedo left.
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Pastor under investigation says he 'will not stop preaching God's word'


Posted: June 2, 2007
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By Bob Unruh
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A Christian church in Kansas has told the Internal Revenue Service that it will not stop teaching and preaching God's Word, "even if it relates to contemporary issues in the world," after the federal agency demanded answers to 31 questions about its beliefs and warned about "political" activity.

Spirit One Christian Center Pastor Mark Holick told WND that the IRS, perhaps, should brush up on the freedoms assured U.S. citizens regarding religion and speech before making such demands in the future.


An announcement about the IRS crackdown on moral statements by the church

He said the issues the church addressed – and will continue to address – concern issues that the Bible addresses, such as killing and protecting the defenseless.

The response came to a series of questions from the IRS questioning whether the church was involved in "political" activity. In specific, Holick said, the IRS cited a sign that read: "Sebelius accepted $300,000.00 from abortionist Tiller, price of 1000 babies."

But that, he said, was just part of a responsibility on the part of a Christian church to comment on abortion, a red-hot topic in the church's home city of Wichita.

That's also the location of the abortion business of George Tiller, whose political connections in Kansas have been documented.

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Volume 3, Number 23

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1) Court Throws Out Decency Standards

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Church Stands Up To IRS Intimidation

In response to an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, a Wichita church has thrown down the gauntlet. While it does not engage in political activity prohibited by federal law, the Spirit One Christian Center "will not stop communicating its Biblical message, even if it relates to contemporary issues in the world," Pastor Mark Holick told the IRS.

The agency demanded that the church provide detailed answers to 31 questions about its beliefs and practices, and cautioned it about engaging in "political" activities.

Liberals inside and outside government (especially Americans United for Separation of Church and State) are determined to crush the free speech and religious freedom rights of conservative churches.

But thank God there are men of God like Pastor Holick who are willing to stand up for the Bible and the Constitution. Vision America salutes the Spirit One Christian Center and would be honored to stand with it as it stands up to the federal bullies.

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5/31/07

PRESS CONFERENCE — PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITOR:

 

Spirit One's Web Site Spirit One's Web Site
May 31, 2007

IRS SEEKS TO SILENCE LOCAL WICHITA

CHURCH'S FREE SPEECH AND SERMONS

On April 20, 2007 the IRS sent an “inquiry” letter to Spirit One Christian Center ( 1515 E. Harry St ., Wichita, KS, 67211) stating that, “a reasonable belief exists that your organization has engaged in political activities…”

They cited our church marquee signs. In specific a sign we put up which read, “Sebelius accepted $300,000.00 from abortionist Tiller, price of 1000 babies.”

The IRS has turned a Gestapo, speech police, that says if your Christian, there are some things you can not say or preach.

The 1 st amendment of the Constitution is a respected and renowned oracle celebrated all over the nations of the world. It is quite specific and clear; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…

This is the IRS blatantly limiting the free exorcise of our sincerely held Christian and religious beliefs in the sanctity of life. Even those who disagree with our Christian beliefs should find this bully action by the IRS deplorable.

In addition, I am pretty sure “no law” means…well…no law.

PRESS CONFERENCE

A Press Conference will be held tomorrow, Friday, June 1 st , at 11:00 a.m. at Spirit One Christian Center , 1515 E. Harry St. , Wichita , Kansas (under the Marquee in question)

Contact: Pastor Mark E. Holick, Spirit One Christian Center , 316.303.0095 office, 316.303.0286 fax, 316.722.5353 home, pastor@spiritonecc.org e-mail

In addition, last night on the O'Reilly Factor, they exposed (which many of us have know for many years) that Kansas Governor Sebelius is in political bed with abortionist George Tiller.

To see the 8 minute video clip click the link below;

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE.

In it Bill O'Reilly said, "Kansas is a great state, but this is a disgrace upon everyone who lives in Kansas."

He also said, "Sebelius is protecting him (Tiller)." 

"This kind of barbaric display diminishes our country."

"How don't know how she (Sebelius) sleeps at night."

"No doubt Tiller has blood on his hands and now so does Sebelius."

"I would not want to be them (Sebelius and Kansas politicians) on judgment day."

"I didn't see any outcry from the Kansas press of by the people of Kansas."

Well, we the saints of Spirit One have been crying out for years and years.  Now, because we have done so the IRS has launched

an investigation into us for "political" activity.  This is not political activity it is the Truth of the Gospel and of our Lord activity.

It is loving our unborn neighbor as ourselves.

6/1/07  
 
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(Rest of the letter are available here)
 

Internal Revenue Service

TEGE Divisio

625 Fulton Street, Rm 521

Brooklyn NY

Attn: Robert Kiernan, EO Group 7910

 

            Re: Spirit One Christian Center, Inc. (“Spirit One”)

 

This letter is in response to your letter dated April 20, 2007, in which you requested certain information concerning Spirit One.  Below, we have responded to each of your questions specifically.

 

  1. Please provide a complete and detailed description of the relationship among Spirit One Christian Center, Operation Save America, Kansans for Life, and Pastor Mark Holick.  Describe the activities and purposes of each organization in detail.

 

Answer - Spirit One is a church, whose purpose is to (1) serve the Lord Jesus of whom every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord, (2) lead people to the Lord, (3) make disciples, and (4) be men and women of the Lord.  Pastor Mark Holick was the founder of Spirit One, and has been its pastor for 16 years.  Spirit One is very committed to communicating God's message on life, including the sin of abortion.  Kansans for Life is a Catholic pro-life organization.  Mark Holick has personally been involved with Kansans for Life over the last 30 years by participating in some of their activities.  However, there is no relationship between Spirit One and Kansans for Life.  Operation Save America is a non-Catholic pro-life organization.  Mark Holick has been involved in OSA in a leadership capacity, organizing events in the Wichita area. There is no relationship between Spirit One and OSA....Read More

 

11/04/06
 
In response to Eagle's, Sat., Nov. 4th article "Power of Faith,"
the Eagle quoted our church marquee sign that reads, " Abortionist Tiller has given $300,000.00 to Sebelius. Price of 1,000 babies."
And "Morrison accepts blood money from abortionist Tiller.  How many babies?
 
The Eagle reported that the Sebelius and Morrison campaigns, "say
the sign is untrue."  That, "The governor has never received money from ProKanDo and has not a single donations from Dr.Tiller in her race for governor," spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said.  "These claims are totally false and made-up numbers. It is unfortunate they're trying to mislead Kansans."
 
First, one can easily go see for themselves the multiple large donations ($300,000.00) that abortionist Tiller has given by going to http://www.kansasmeadowlark.com/2002/Tiller2002Detail.pdf
or http://www.kansasmeadowlark.com/2004/10-30.htm.  This information was given to the Eagle before this article was written and is not disputed.
 
In addition, the Kansas legislature passed a bill for campaign finance reform, specifically in the reporting of campaign contributions.  Sebelius vetoed it.  I wonder why? 
 
And I wonder if it is because of the Eagle's pro-abortion support that
it would allow Morrison and Sebelius to get away with 
such blatant and easily checked deceptions.
 
 
  11/17/05 OPINION LINE
Abortion protests reveal truth but lack discretion

      There has been a lot of rhetoric regarding the propriety of using posters with graphic images of aborted babies at pro-life demonstrations and rallies.

Those against the use of such images argue they misrepresent the truth by failing to communicate the context and circumstances accompanying the abortion. Additionally, the shock and emotional reaction divert attention from the real issue, which is a woman's right to control her body...article

  11/17/05 OPINION LINE

PASTOR MARK'S RESPONSE Thursday., Nov. 17th,, 2005
   

Mr. Syrios, I read your article in the Eagle today. You were quite critical of us and our use of abortion pictures. I would like to meet with you to discuss it if you are willing.

You said, 1. "Truth lies somewhere in-between,....

Response:

1. Truth is never grey...never 'lies somewhere in-between." Jesus is God, Jesus is the Word (Jn. 1) and the Word is Truth. God is unchanging, therefore truth is unchanging. This statement is a statement of moral relativism. The atheistic, Godless, moral less Wichita Eagle was so overjoyed that you said it, that they 'pull quoted it." How sad....article

  10/28/05 OPINION LINE

Love him or despise him, Kline has style
(In this article the Eagle's Mark McCormick takes more shots at Pastor Mark and Spirit One)
     

Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline appears in the Nov. 5 issue of GQ magazine, but not because of his trademark natty blue suits and hard-starched, cuff-linked shirts.

He's offered to the magazine's national audience as a rational voice amid the ugly shrieking that usually surrounds abortion discussions...article

  10/28/05 OPINION LINE

Pastor Mark’s response to Mr. Mark McCormick’s, “Love him or despise him, Kline has style.” Fri., Oct. 28, 2005
     

(in which Mr. McCormick again takes several shots at Operation Save America, Operation Rescue, Spirit One Christian Center and Pastor Mark E. Holick)

 Mr. McCormick,

 Again you shoot the messengers and ignore message. Did you see the baby? Again you have taken several ‘shots’ at us by accusing us of: 1. bile, 2. voices of extreme, 3. voices of shrill, 4. that you don’t know God, 5. implying you don’t care about the slaughter of children, 6. accusing your sources of lying, 7. inviting you to a debate....article

  10/21/05 OPINION LINE

READER VIEW: PHOTOS ADD TO ABORTION DEBATE
    The student leader of the abortion counter protest was quoted as saying, "We're not going to tolerate their intolerance." article
  10/019/05

OPINION LINE
READER VIEW: PHOTOS SHOULD ELICIT OUTRAGE

      The Wichita Eagle has published several columns and articles about Spirit One Christian Center, most of them quite negative article
     
  10/015/05

Pastor Mark Holick - Response to Are there moral limits to protests? - J. Rodriguez - Oct. 15

      According to Merriam Webster Dictionary on-line, Protest means:
  1. a solemn declaration of opinion and usually of dissent: …
  2. the act of objecting or a gesture of disapproval <resigned in protest>; especially: a usually organized public demonstration of disapproval…
  3. 3: a complaint, or objection…article
   
  10/14/05 OPINION LINE
    The student leader of the abortion counterprotest was quoted as saying, "We're not going to tolerate their intolerance." article
    OPINION LINE
MORE READER VIEWS: ON ABORTION, PROTEST PHOTO, ....
      After viewing the article "Students protest abortion protest" (Oct. 10 Eagle), I was greatly disheartened and disgusted.....article
    RANDY SCHOLFIELD: PHOTOS SHOW ONLY PART OF THE TRUTH
    Photos tell the unvarnished truth. That's a popular notion. It's the argument used by anti-abortion protesters who showed up at two area high schools last week, carrying signs displaying grisly photos of aborted fetuses.As an Opinion Line contributor said, echoing a common argument, "What the signs showed was the honest truth."Photos never lie, right?....article
    Pastor Mark Holick response to "Photos show only part of the truth" - Randy Scholfield, Oct. 14
   

To date the Wichita Eagle has published eight different articles about us most of them quite negative revealing the Eagle's pro abortion agenda. Of the eight articles this one is the most revealing of just how far the moral compass of our nation has fallen....article

    Mark McCormick-Would Jesus Yell at Students?
      The student leader of the abortion counterprotest was quoted as saying, "We're not going to tolerate their intolerance." article
    PASTOR MARK'S RESPONSE
Would Jesus Yell at Students?
  As one who was there and organized the event I am sorry to say that your article is full of unsubstantiated accusations and outright lies....article
  10/09/05 Students protest abortion protests
Kids object to church's use of grisly poster on campuses

The Wichita Eagle
    Sunday, the protesters were protested. For three hours, a group organized by West High School students demonstrated outside Wichita's Spirit One Christian Center.article
  Letter from Rusty: Student ProtestPhoto Album
  Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,

The Lord richly bless you! What an amazing weekend the Thomas Nation had in Wichita. OSA Wichita held a week long regional event led by our National OSA Director...
. article
  10/08/05 Students plan response to abortion protesters
Photo Album
BY STAN FINGER
The Wichita Eagle:
    Wichita West students upset over a demonstration by abortion opponents in front of the school Thursday morning are planning to hold a protest of their own article
  10/07/05
Abortion protesters target schools
Protesters from Operation Save America gather outside West High on Thursday and plan to rally at another school today.

Photo Album
BY STAN FINGER
The Wichita Eagle:
      Abortion protesters carrying banners and signs, handing out leaflets and talking through loudspeakers greeted students at West High School on Thursday morning....article
  PASTOR MARK'S RESPONSE
"Abortion protests target schools." S. Finger, Oct. 7
  The mantra of our day is tolerance yet those is charge have forced our public school children to attend atheistic institutions. Those crying "tolerance" are the most intolerant of all. Our public schools have OUTLAWED the bible, OUTLAWED the 10 commandments or the moral laws of the Lord, OUTLAWED prayer...they have OUTLAWED GOD.....article