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IBT Update: February 13, 2001
BAPTIST TEMPLE ALERT!!! THE MARSHALS ARE THERE NOW 02/13/01!!!
Marshals seize Baptist Temple - MSNBC
Federal marshals escort Rev. Gregg Dixon Sr. out of the
his son walking by his side.
INDIANAPOLIS - Federal authorities have entered the Indianapolis Baptist
Temple and started removing people from inside the church. So far, the
seizure of the building has been peaceful.
Marshals arrived at the church about 9:30 a.m. Indianapolis time and
proceeded to enter.
The authorities and church leaders had an agreement that the seizure
would be peaceful, and that seems to be the case.
The faithful who had remained in the building were brought out on
medical stretchers. Reverend Gregg Dixon Sr. and his son are out of
the church and talking to reporters.
As he was being removed, Dixon was heard to say, "The purge has
started." Rev. Dixon Sr. says he believes he had an agreement with
new U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Dixon says the seizure is
contrary to what he was told by Ashcroft.
"We had a promise from the Bush administration. We had every reason to
believe there was a moratorium. ...
They were going to dismiss the case. We had a deal, and they welshed on
The elder Dixon also blames the Republicans for this and says he is
extremely disappointed with Ashcroft and Bush, who he calls
"They have trampled the First Amendment; they have desecrated a house of
God," Dixon said. "They have brought God's judgment down upon them,
their souls, their wives, their children, their political careers. I
feel sorry for them."
U.S. Marshal Frank Anderson says there were no injuries and the seizure
Courtesy of David Parsons:
Subject: IBT SEIZED!!
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 09:55:33 -0500
From: "Becky Whyde" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
February 13, 2001 9:00am
The U.S. Marshals have seized the church. There were approximately 10
people on the property at the time. All people were removed peacefully, no
arrests. Church members were not allowed to carry anything off the
property. All the many streets around the church are blocked off by IPD
officers, who claimed they would not be involved in the seizing of the
church. I'm sure Dr. Dixon will have an email to send out soon.
Becky Whyde IBT
Federal agents are making their move on IBT right now
Nation: Feds seize Indianapolis church in unprecedented move
Indianapolis Baptist Temple
The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (February 13, 2001 10:00 a.m. EST -
Federal marshals on Tuesday seized the Indianapolis Baptist Temple to
satisfy a $6 million tax debt, wheeling its pastor out on a gurney as he
protested the move.
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the seizure last month.
The Baptist Temple stopped withholding federal income and Social Security
taxes from its employees' paychecks in 1984, saying the church's duty to
obey God allowed no room for manmade laws and that withholding taxes would
make it an agent of the government.
U.S. marshals rushed through a side door into the church, where six or seven
people - some who had been holding a vigil there for nearly three months -
were gathered in prayer.
"The purge has started," said the Rev. Greg J. Dixon, the church's pastor
emeritus, as the marshals wheeled him out.
"We had a promise from the Bush administration. We had every reason to
believe there was a moratorium. ... They were going to dismiss the case. We
had a deal, and they welshed on the deal," Dixon said.
Federal marshals seized a parsonage a few miles from the church on Nov. 14.
The judge's order had authorized marshals to seize the property by force if
The federal government until now had never seized a church for failing to
pay taxes, said Richard Hammar, an attorney for the Springfield, Mo.-based
Assemblies of God church and an expert on churches and tax law.
"To have the IRS come in and seize the church's property, that is an
extraordinary event unparalleled in American history," Hammar has said.
"Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's;
and unto God the things that are God's."
By Terry Horne
Indianapolis Star, October 19, 2000
Alone or hand-in-hand with hundreds of supporters, the
pastors of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple say they will
meet a federal eviction order next month with prayers and a
refusal to budge.
The Rev. Gregory A. Dixon said Wednesday that the
church has received hundreds of calls and e-mail messages
from sympathizers offering help in resisting the
government's pending seizure of the church to satisfy a $6
million tax judgment.
Dixon's response is Bob Barker-like: Come on down.
"I tell them to come, 'bring all the friends you can,' "
U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker has ordered
Dixon and other church members to leave the Southside
church by noon Nov. 14 or face arrest by federal marshals.
Anyone remaining in the church after that time could be
found in contempt of court and be incarcerated, fined or
both, she warned.
The temple will hold a prayer service at noon that day --
in the church, Dixon said.
"They'll have to bodily remove us from the building," he
said. "We're going to be here. We're going to take our stand.
We're going to practice our faith. And if the federal
government is so tyrannical as to shut down a 50-year-old
church, then we're in awfully sad condition in this country."
A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service declined to
discuss the agency's plans.
U.S. Attorney Timothy Morrison also declined to comment.
"Responses to hypothetical situations are not very wise.
At this point, I presume the IBT will do what the court has
ordered it to do," he said.
There's still an if attached to the church's plans.
Dixon said the church will petition the U.S. Supreme
Court next week for an emergency stay of the court's order.
"But, of course, we have to plan for the worst," he said.
Church leaders have begun considering alternative
places to hold worship services after Nov. 14. Dixon said the
church, 2711 S. East St., has received offers for the use of
Also, the church will move its school beforehand, so the
150 students won't be around when the marshals arrive,
The key question is how many supporters will be there.
The Indianapolis Baptist Temple's tax feud with the
Internal Revenue Service dates to the mid-1980s, when the
church decided to stop withholding employee income taxes
and paying the church's share of Social Security and
Medicare taxes for its employees.
The church has become a celebrated cause to many
members of self-described patriot groups, which range from
militia groups to other "unregistered" churches. These
groups generally share a distrust of the federal government
and are linked by short-wave radio broadcasts, fax, e-mail
and Internet bulletin boards.
----->Ken Vardon, founder of the American Patriot Friends
Network in Glendale, Ariz., said he hadn't received any calls
yet to rally in Indianapolis. However, he said, members of
the movement have been following the church's troubles.
His network is one of many, he noted.
[APFN NOTE: I ALSO TOLD HIM, "I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING, I'VE BEEN BURNED
BY THE MEDIA SO MANY TIMES, I REALLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY"!]
Dixon said e-mail messages had come from throughout
the country, including a politician in Minnesota.
"As promised last spring and when we met in Chicago, I
will stand with you and your church on Nov. 14," wrote one
minister with a Virginia telephone number.
"Please send me details on exactly what you have
planned on what days. There are several thousand people
who get my e-mail posts," wrote the minister, who could not
be reached for comment.
Another e-mail offer of help came from a writer
representing a North Carolina church with 1,200 members.
Again, the writer could not be reached for comment.
In the past, the church has sent a message to militia
groups to leave their guns and military-style uniforms home
if they come to support the temple.
"We're still repeating it, loud and clear," Dixon said.
He has estimated that 1,000 or more supporters will
come to the church's aid, but Dixon acknowledges that he
really doesn't know.
Nor does he care, he said. Dixon will be there. So,
presumably, will his father, the Rev. Gregory J. Dixon, the
former senior pastor who led the church on its quest for
independence from the IRS.
"We'll just be doing what the Lord wants us to do, and
the federal government will do what they think their God
wants them to do. And their God isn't our God. You can put
that in bold letters," the younger Dixon said.
Contact Terry Horne at (317) 444-6082 or via e-mail at:
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: I.B.T. OCT UPDATE
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 14:15:41 EST
From: "Becky Whyde" email@example.com
From: Dr. Greg Dixon
PRESS RELEASE - IRS UPDATE
Telephone - 317-783-6753
Indianapolis Baptist Temple
Fax - 317-781-2775
19th Judicial District
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
2711 South East Street
RE: IRS VS. IBT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Judge Sarah Evans Barker, Chief Judge of the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, entered
judgment against Indianapolis Baptist Temple on November 10, 1999, ordering
the Church to pay over $5 million for alleged employer taxes, which
includes mostly penalties and interest, that the IRS had assessed against
the Church. Judge Barker now seeks to enforce that judgment by the seizure
and sale of Church properties and has ordered Indianapolis Baptist Temple
to surrender the Church properties, including the sanctuary located at 2711
South East Street and the Church parsonage, in which Dr. and Mrs. Greg J.
Dixon have lived for 32 years, to the United States Marshal at noon on
November 14, 2000. Judge Barker denied Indianapolis Baptist Temple's
request that she stay the enforcement of her judgment against Indianapolis
Baptist Temple pending a review of a Petition For Certiorari that the
church lawyer is filing with the United States Supreme Court.
The Judgment and the Order to surrender the property on November 14, 2000,
has placed the Church in a dilemma. The Church must choose whom it will
obey: God or Man. Thus the Church has no choice but to obey God.
Contrary to the claims of the government, the press and Judge Barker, the
real issue in this case is not taxation. The issue is the right of a
Church to exercise and practice its faith in the sovereignty of the Church
under the Lord Jesus Christ in America today without government
interference or control. This right was intended to be protected by the
First and the Ninth Amendments of the United States Constitution by the
framers of our Nation.
Identifying the problem: In obedience to the scriptures of the Holy Bible,
Indianapolis Baptist Temple is an independent New Testament Baptist Church
that adheres to historic Baptist doctrine. The central tenet of the faith
of the Church is the absolute sovereignty of the Church under the Lordship
of Jesus Christ. This teaching requires the complete separation of the New
Testament Church from the State. As a historic New Testament Baptist
Church, Indianapolis Baptist Temple is a New Testament Church founded
pursuant to the scriptures of the Holy Bible upon the sovereign rock of
Jesus Christ as His body for which He is the head in all things. The
Church is an organism, called lovingly in the scriptures, the "Bride of
Christ". The Church founded by Jesus Christ belongs to Him. He purchased
it with His blood on Calvary's cross. It is His, and we as members of His
Church are admonished to keep it Holy, and to render the things of God only
The government, on the other hand, is telling Indianapolis Baptist Temple
that they can worship God but they must first recognize that the Church is
subject to governmental control. The dilemma is thus stated. If
Indianapolis Baptist Temple, which is a body of believers placed into the
body by the Lord Jesus Christ, were to pay a tax or comply with the
employer tax regulations of the federal government, or surrender the
property of the Church to the Marshal on November 14, 2000, the Church
would be recognizing a sovereign, i.e. government, over the Church which
would be greater than the Lord Jesus Christ. The act of doing so would not
only be an act in disobedience to the ordinances and instructions of the
Lord Jesus Christ, but would also be a denial of and an attack on the
Holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ as God.
This issue is not new. It is the same issue for which the Apostles,
disciples and members of the first century churches died. Suffice it to
say, the problem Indianapolis Baptist Temple is facing today is the
identical problem that its predecessor New Testament Churches faced in Rome
in the first Century A.D. immediately after the crucifixion of the Lord
Jesus Christ. It is the identical problem that its predecessor New
Testament Churches faced thereafter throughout the world for centuries as
they were hunted down, persecuted and martyred for not obeying the edicts,
ordinances and laws of organized state established churches and of the
nations. It is the identical problem that its predecessor New Testament
Churches faced in the Colonies in America as they came seeking a refuge
from worldwide persecution, only to be hunted down and persecuted by being
jailed, beaten and martyred by state established churches chartered by the
King of England in the Colonies. It is the identical problem that the
First Congress intended to eliminate by the adoption of the Religious
Liberty Clauses of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution on
September 24, 1789.
Why is Indianapolis Baptist Temple and the other New Testament Churches of
America faced with this identical problem today?
Because we have gone full circle: from persecution to liberty, now back
from liberty to persecution. The concept of a "government controlled
church" was untenable in America 200 years ago. As a direct consequence
of the recent court decisions, the concept of a "government uncontrolled
church" is untenable in America today.
The only church recognized as a lawful church in America is a
state-established church that has been organized under the laws and
traditions of Man. In 1982 the United States Supreme Court held that the
tax exempt gift given to a public charity that is a tax exempt organization
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code is a public subsidy.
Thus, all the laws, rules and regulations, and the public policies are
binding upon the public charity. The government now controls all churches
in America by classifying them as public charities through tax laws which
give benefits to "public charities", etc. But, a price has been paid. The
churches in America have paid the price for these government benefits (tax
exemption/not-for-profit gifts) by giving up their right to religious
freedom. The government now demands absolute loyalty and obedience of all
churches to its laws and public policies. The government does not
recognize the existence of a church in America that is not structured as a
tax exempt public charity.
Under the laws today, Indianapolis Baptist Temple cannot exist because
Indianapolis Baptist Temple is not formed or structured as a human
organization called a public charity founded under the teachings and
traditions of man.
Indianapolis Baptist Temple has rejected government subsidies and is
standing in the gap. Indianapolis Baptist Temple is fighting for the
freedom of all Americans to worship their God in accordance to the dictates
of their conscience without fear of government intervention. Indianapolis
Baptist Temple is not lawless but is standing in the Courts of America as a
Mark 13:9 witness for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ as a testimony
>against them pursuant to the scriptures of the Holy Bible.
Indianapolis Baptist Temple will not bow to demands that they reject God!!!
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Here's the Latest Text from Pastor Dixon:
- January 6, 2001 A.D. -
- DAY 53 -
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 2001 AD
THE FOLLOWING CLIPS ARE FROM DAY 53 click here FOR FULL REPORT
Dr. Greg J. Dixon led the morning Pastor's meeting. This is a tremendous group of men on this 53rd day. To have a group like this after being here for 53 straight days is a tremendous blessing. It does not upset me that more men are not here at IBT. The thing that makes me sad is the fact of some of the young men that could be here and learn the battle. The older Pastors could send the young men here as a training station for the future. It seems that those that come to the front lines of the battle grow faster and their faith is more deeply rooted. Do any of you have a scripture to share with us?
Pastor Aubrey Vaughan spoke from Psalms 44:1-26. Vs. 1-8 - The Psalmist cried concerning the truth of God's miracles in days gone by. He said, "When I was first saved and began to read the Bible I was perplexed because I did not see the New Testament Church practicing what I was reading. Only occasionally would I see a move of God locally. Then God brought me to the battlefront in Nebraska and I saw. The same thing happened at Fort Worth with Pastor Otwell and the boy's home battle. There, we had all things common. We privately owned property but used each other's equipment by permission because each donated what he had to the common cause."
Pastor Greg A. Dixon led the afternoon meeting. We have reliable information from high up in the Justice Department that the raid will take place anytime before the 20th of January 2001 AD. The Marshals are fearful for the news media to be here. They will order them out of the buildings.
IBT Update: January 7, 2000
BAPTIST TEMPLE ALERT!!! THE MARSHALS ARE COMING!!!
INDIANAPOLIS BAPTIST TEMPLE--DAY 54!!
U.S. MARSHALS WILL COME BEFORE THE INAUGURATION!!!
A meeting between US Marshals, Dr. Dixon, Pastor Dixon and the
for both sides took place this afternoon. The tone of this meeting
was different than previous meetings. The head Marshal, who has exercised
restraint up to this point since he was ordered to seize the property
on November 14, is getting pressure from "higher-ups in Washington".
We have it from unimpeachable sources that the Marshals will raid the
Indianapolis Baptist Temple BEFORE the inauguration on January 20,
2001. Up to this point, it was believed that the Marshal was waiting
to see what the political efforts of the Baptist Temple would result in,
but that has all changed.
THE CLINTON/RENO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH STARTED ITS ADMINISTRATION
BY KILLING 82 MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN AT WACO, IS ENDING ITS WATCH BY INSISTING ON THE IMMEDIATE SEIZURE OF A 50-YEAR-OLD MAINSTREAM BAPTIST CHURCH, BEFORE THEY CAN GET A PERMANENT LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION!
They are purposely pushing forward the seizure of this church, because they are afraid that the new administration would stop the seizure. Clinton has proved himself over and over to be the arch-enemy of the church.
NOW IS THE TIME!! COME TO INDIANAPOLIS!!
The date of the FEDERAL AGENTS' arrival is down to a 2-week window.
PLEASE COME AND STAND WITH THIS CHURCH. The Marshals have said that they will not arrest anyone, and you may walk out if you wish, or else you will be carried out. WE ARE FORCING THEM TO BREAK DOWN THE DOOR OF THIS CHURCH, DESECRATE THIS SANCTUARY AND CARRY OUT THE PASTOR AND THE OTHER CHRISTIANS HERE. They will have to do it in front of the cameras for all the world to see.
Bring a bedroll and a Bible. We will feed you. Come and be part of
this historic stand. This is the first time in history that the federal
government is moving to seize a church in America. Stand up with us for religious liberty today.
CALL I.B.T. FOR DIRECTIONS OR TO HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED. (317) 787-0830 We also need your prayers or financial gifts. We have spent
$17,000 on this battle since Nov. 14. Call the church if you can help.
Listen to Pastor W.N. Otwell live from IBT on short wave Saturday
evening on WWCR 5.070 Mhz, 7:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern time.
I have called for my wife and nine children to join me here at IBT.
They will leave for the 9-hour drive early in the morning (Saturday).
Please pray for us and join us here at IBT if you can.
A servant of Christ, Bruce Evan Murch
PS. PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL YOUR LISTS! IT IS CRUCIAL THAT PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE IMMINENT ARRIVAL OF THE MARSHALS.
If you represent media and would like an interview, please call me at
(317) 787-0830 OR (540) 730-4427
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