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patriotic On January 04, 2016




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#1New Post! Nov 21, 2010 @ 18:35:24
Pastor on trial for witnessing to Muslims

A pastor in Wichita, Kansas, heads to court today to defend himself against charges involving his efforts to witness for Christ outside a mosque.



Pastor Mark Holick says the incident in late August occurred as members of the Islamic Society of Wichita were marking the holy month of Ramadan. Police were called when Islamists witnessed Holick and 13 others handing out packets that included the Gospel of John, the Book of Romans in English and Arabic, and a DVD with testimonies of former Muslims who have converted to Christianity.

Holick claims he was basically ignored by the arresting officer. "I asked him, 'What am I being charged with?' -- and he wouldn't answer me," the pastor tells OneNewsNow. "And I asked him a second time and I asked him a third time...and neither time would he even respond to me."

The Kansas pastor, who was ultimately charged with loitering and failure to disburse, is no stranger to controversy. In 2009 he won a $10,000 judgment after the City of Wichita admitted it had violated his civil rights when he was arrested for witnessing on a public city sidewalk during a homosexual event at a nearby park.

"It's really good for Christians to see what has really happened to our court system," he shares, "because if you haven't gone through it before, you really have no idea what it has become. But I think it's going to be good at trial, regardless of the verdict."

Holick, pastor at Spirit One Christian Center, will defend himself today before the Sedgwick County Municipal Court.
deal1 On May 06, 2011
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#2New Post! Nov 21, 2010 @ 18:43:01
It looks like Wichita didn't learn their lesson the first time.
Cinnamon On April 21, 2012




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#3New Post! Nov 21, 2010 @ 19:42:11
This warmed my heart. God bless him! We only live one time and we all shall answer alone on our appointed judgment days -- now is no time to be silent.

See ya beyond the pearly gates some fine day, Pastor.

Where we shall hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

xox
LuckyCharms On about 11 hours ago
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#4New Post! Nov 21, 2010 @ 19:56:12
If he wasn't on private property - in other words, trespassing - then I don't see a whole lot to charge with. Oh sure preaching to people of another faith outside their church is rude, much like the Jehovah's Witnesses that intrude upon me at my residence, but it's not against the law.
chaski On about 6 hours ago
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#5New Post! Nov 21, 2010 @ 20:26:32
I couldn't find this story on any "main stream" news (either national or local to Wichita, Kansas.

I found that odd, but maybe I just didn't search the internet hard enough.

I suspect that there is more to the story than Pastor Mark Holick is presenting.

I wonder what his reaction would be to some Muslims going to his church and passing out the Koran and/or Koranic literature. Would he feel insulted? Would the members of his congregation get mad? Would any of Pastor Mark's congregation try to forcibly remove the Muslims? Would any of his congregation call the police and ask that the Muslim "evangelists" be removed from the property? Would the police go and ask the Muslims to leave (maybe for fear of a pending fight or even riot)? If the Muslims refused to leave the property, would any of them be arrested?

I guess we will never know the answer to any of those questions.
thequietman On March 17, 2017
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Rusty Bullet Hole, Washington
#6New Post! Nov 21, 2010 @ 20:54:48
@chaski Said

I couldn't find this story on any "main stream" news (either national or local to Wichita, Kansas.

I found that odd, but maybe I just didn't search the internet hard enough.

I suspect that there is more to the story than Pastor Mark Holick is presenting.

I wonder what his reaction would be to some Muslims going to his church and passing out the Koran and/or Koranic literature. Would he feel insulted? Would the members of his congregation get mad? Would any of Pastor Mark's congregation try to forcibly remove the Muslims? Would any of his congregation call the police and ask that the Muslim "evangelists" be removed from the property? Would the police go and ask the Muslims to leave (maybe for fear of a pending fight or even riot)? If the Muslims refused to leave the property, would any of them be arrested?

I guess we will never know the answer to any of those questions.

Surely you can't be implying that christians do not truly believe in enforcing Constitutional freedom of religion, if these events even occurred at all as described in the OP (which I doubt)
Spinkiegirl On November 28, 2016




Chicago, Illinois
#7New Post! Nov 23, 2010 @ 01:30:24
@LuckyCharms Said

If he wasn't on private property - in other words, trespassing - then I don't see a whole lot to charge with. Oh sure preaching to people of another faith outside their church is rude, much like the Jehovah's Witnesses that intrude upon me at my residence, but it's not against the law.



That's what I thought as well.....I have a LOT of questions concerning Muslims......who are they? And what do they believe and practice as far as their religion goes?
Electric_Banana On March 21, 2017




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#8New Post! Nov 23, 2010 @ 01:39:25
Pastor witnessing to muslim minister woulda been cooler...it would went something like this:



LuckyCharms On about 11 hours ago
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#9New Post! Nov 23, 2010 @ 01:51:37
@Spinkiegirl Said

That's what I thought as well.....I have a LOT of questions concerning Muslims......who are they? And what do they believe and practice as far as their religion goes?


Start here.

And continue here.

It's a good balance.
mark_is_god On June 26, 2015




antrim, Ireland
#10New Post! Nov 23, 2010 @ 02:00:32
well this guy seems like a d***,
and through further googling, he seems to be a self righteous attention whore.
Spinkiegirl On November 28, 2016




Chicago, Illinois
#11New Post! Nov 23, 2010 @ 02:46:09
@LuckyCharms Said

Start here.

And continue here.

It's a good balance.



Thank you..... Great links!
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