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Now they're marketing for little kids.


Wal-Mart sell Biblical action figures

Note the sales benefit Focus on the Family.

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"American Taliban" style terroristic threats against the evolutionary biology department at the Univ

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

Salon: American Taliban on the warpath against evolution (Salon may require you to view an ad to get a site pass)
Denver Post: Threats by religious group spark probe at CU-Boulder
Panda's Thumb blog: Threats against University of Colorado Biologists

Excerpt from Salon story. Click Headline for full story. )
What I want to know is when law enforcement will start calling this type of thing "domestic terrorism."

Thanks to [info]sunfell for the heads up.

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The Prosperity Gospel in Africa

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]velvetpage)

I got this link from RealLivePreacher, for whose blog I have an RS feed. It's disturbing to say the least. I've talked about this particular heresy before. It's the Calvinist principle taken to its ultimate extreme: if you are a real Christian, God WILL prosper you, and if he doesn't, it's because you're not doing it right. Now that massive distortion of Christianity has taken root in Africa, and I have no doubt it is causing great harm there.

EDIT: There doesn't seem to be a link for Prosperity Gospel. Is the link under a different title?


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Evengelical move into UK prisons

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]catvincent)

From Channel 4 News, this report:

"Governors at Dovegate prison in Staffordshire have started holding regular Christian missions.

The private jail claims it will stop inmates returning to a life of crime.

However, the highly evangelical events have sparked concerns that vulnerable prisoners could feel pressurised to convert."

Their preaching includes expressly stating God can cure prisoners of heroin addiction and AIDS "supernaturally" in four weeks... and the deputy governor is a convert (what a coincidence). They've also made a deal to have the cable God TV channel piped free into all cells.The preaching is only permitted as the prison is private rather than a public institution.

The comparison to the US faith-based initiatives is obvious... and the particular evangelical group concerned links to the Episcopalian-steeple-jacking, homophobic Alpha Course and the Proclaim Trust.

Whether or not a Christian evangelist organisation has direct lines of connection to those we've already flagged as "Dominionist", if it acts in such a direct way to undermine those who do not share their faith, prey (pun intended) on the vulnerable, push "name-it-and-claim-it" or "Prosperity" theologies, and to manipulate links with the alt.xtian economy to further their ends, it bears scrutiny here.

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