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‘Christianity’ ala Holick

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This message of tolerance, truth, and love comes to you courtesy of Mark Holick, pastor of the Spirit One Christian Center, in Wichita, Kan. That would be in the so-called heartland of America, where our most cherished values and traditions supposedly hold sway.

Holick’s sign has been all over the news in the past few days, with most of the stories centered on whether it constitutes a violation of the separation of church and state. Holick has been visited by the IRS in the past regarding other questionable signs, and this sign may presage another such visit.

Yes, I think the IRS should revoke this church’s tax-exmept status; this “church” has replaced its pulpit with a platform and should pay accordingly. But what really frightens and saddens me is that there are so many Americans who think this way, embrace this sort of intolerance and ignorance, and go out of their way to teach it to others. Lies and hate, defended with Bible verses. This is not the Christianity I learned as a child, and this “church” is just another example of why I don’t call myself a Christian.

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  1. This pastor is totally ignorant and is full of hate. I really can’t believe that this man is really a pastor. He gives Christian’s a bad name.

    Pastor, Mark Holick’s home number is 316-722-5353. I say we all call him and let him know how we feel about him trying to spread fear and hatred.
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    Actually, I almost titled this “Giving Christians a bad name,” which he certainly is. He’s not doing much for Wichita or Kansas either.

    I love that you got his number, but I’m too cheap to waste time and money calling him. Besides, wouldn’t that be hateful?

  2. Oh, I was sooo hoping this wasn’t real. I can’t believe… Actually, I can believe it. It’s just really sad. 😦

    As a Christian, I’ve been really disappointed reading some other Christians’ reactions to the election. Most people are fine, but there are those few who like to use labels like “evil” or worse, and it really really annoys me.
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    There’s already too much fear and hatred in the world. To see it being spread by Christian leaders right here in America is just appalling.

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