Mainstream Baptists Encouraged to Boycott Left Behind Video Game
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Sat Dec 02, 2006 at 04:28:38 PM EST
Mainstream Baptists are being encouraged to join Crosswalk America's boycott of the Left Behind:  Eternal Forces video game.

Winning the game requires players to either convert or kill any character in the game that does not convert to fundamentalist Christianity.  Advocates of church-state separation as well as Catholics, Jews, gays and Muslims are targeted for extermination.

Sunday morning at 11:00 CST Dr. Bruce Prescott I will interview Jonathan Hutson on the "Religious Talk" radio program.  Jonathan Hutson first discovered the violent, sub-Christian nature of the Left Behind video game last May and exposed it in a series of blogs on the Talk to Action website.  His expose led Rick Warren to disassociate himself from the project and two staff members to resign from his organization.

A podcast of the radio interview will be posted to the Mainstream Baptist podcast archive Sunday afternoon.

Crosswalk America, the Christian Alliance for Progress, the Beatitudes Society, and the Center for Progressive Christianity are calling for a boycott of the Left Behind: Eternal Forces video game.

Below is a picture of the Nov. 28 press conference called by Crosswalk America.  From left to right are Surani Joshua of the Center for Progressive Christianity, Craig Miller, a Presbyterian minister, Tim Simpson, President of the Christian Alliance for Progress, and Eric Elnes, Vice President of Crosswalk America.




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